President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the dog that was part of the mission that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will soon visit the White House.
“He’s coming to the White House very soon,” Trump said at a rally in Monroe, La.
“I said, ‘bring him now,’ they said, ‘He’s on a mission.’ I said, ‘You gotta be kidding. Come on, give him a couple of days rest, please,'” Trump added.
The dog, Conan, was injured in the U.S. mission that resulted in the ISIS leader’s death last month.
“You know who the real hero is, forget about Trump, the dog was the great hero, Conan,” Trump said Wednesday.
Trump indicated that Conan might visit the White House last week when he tweeted a photoshopped image of him giving the dog the Medal of honor.
He also used the dog’s name in the tweet, although it was previously classified.
Trump was in Louisiana to garner support for Republican Eddie Rispone, who is challenging Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards in the state’s runoff gubernatorial election on Nov. 16.