President Trump is all about honoring some of those who keep America safe, but now, he’s being called out for an award he allegedly made up!
President Trump is once again being called out for his actions in the White House. If you recall, back in October, military dog Conan the Belgian Malinois played a huge part in taking down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Due to her efforts, many people spoke out about a possible medal for her heroism during the takedown as she was injured when al-Baghdadi detonated his suicide vest.
As many requests poured in, it was later announced that military dogs were ineligible for such an award, as it could be perceived as downplaying the sacrifices of human soldiers. In fact, a military official shared that this type of award actually did not exist until President Trump made it up.
Following this announcement, the President took to twitter to share a photoshopped picture of himself placing a medal around Conan’s neck back in October.
AMERICAN HERO! pic.twitter.com/XCCa2sGfsZ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2019
The original image was a 2017 photo in which POTUS was seen awarding the Medal of Honor to retired Army medic James C. McCloughan, who saved 10 lives in the Vietnam War.
However, fast forward a month later, Conan was at the White House on Monday to receive her medal and a certificate.
“Conan is a tough cookie, and nobody’s going to mess with Conan,” the president said, as reported by the Washington Post. “Yet you see how beautiful and how calm he is during a situation like this. And you’re very lucky, because he’s not in a bad mood today.”
Although Trump referred to the dog using male pronouns, the White House did confirm that Conan is indeed a female dog.
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