He doesn’t have a pet in the White House like most of his predecessors, but President Trump is apparently a big fan of dogs.
During an anti-opioid event in Atlanta on Wednesday, President Trump discussed the need to reduce the flow of drugs, specifically heroin and opioids, into the U.S. through the border. While praising his promised border wall and the new equipment that’s been installed at the border to detect drugs, he paused for a moment to talk about how “great” dogs are at sniffing out narcotics.
“The greatest equipment in the world is a dog. Dogs, a certain type of German shepherd in particular,” he said. “Dogs do a better job than $400 million worth of equipment. Can you believe that? Only the dog lovers would understand that. I said to the Border Patrol the other day, they were giving me a little rundown on the equipment, and you know it’s hundreds, we’re close to $500 million worth of equipment at the ports of entry. I said, ‘how does this compare to those great dogs I saw?’ They say, ‘sir, honestly, the dogs are better and I said, ‘you’ve got to be kidding.’ it’s incredible and they showed me and it’s actually incredible.
“But we also have a lot of dogs and they’re great dogs and we cherish them,” he said.
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