Even if it would be 'good politically,' Trump won't be adopting a dog anytime soon

A dog decorated in Trump stickers.
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You'd think President Trump would love to have a golden retriever or orange tabby following him around the White House, but it looks like a first pet won't be joining the Trump family anytime soon.

During his rally Monday in El Paso, Trump acknowledged that people "love" dogs, and said he wouldn't mind having one, "but I don't have any time." Moments later, he admitted that the idea of him walking a dog on the White House lawn "feels a little phony," and while people have urged him to get one because it's "good politically," he has no interest. His daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, supports animal rescues, and ABC News reports she's the one who has been trying to get him to adopt a dog.

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