This seems fitting considering how Trump has time and again made it clear that he holds man's best friend in low regard.
President Donald Trump's antipathy towards dogs is as notorious as his tweeting habits. While many of his predecessors — including the likes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, John F Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W Bush, and Barack Obama — cherished their canine family members, Trump has time and again made it clear that he holds man's best friend in low regard. As GQ points out, this became evident following the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last year when the Commander in Chief said that the Islamic State leader had "died like a dog."
Trump's ex-wife Ivana confirmed his hostility to dogs in her memoir Raising Trump where she wrote: "Donald was not a dog fan. How can you not love a dog that acts like he's won the lottery for life just because he sees you walk through the door?" And now it would seem that the feeling is mutual. At least, in the case of a husky named Ghost, who has now become the internet's favorite canine after a TikTok video of him peeing on numerous Trump/Pence campaign signs in the neighborhood went viral. Ghost's golden shower mission was a big hit with netizens who uninamously agreed that the good boi deserved all the treats he could eat.
"That dog is smarter than 40% of this country! If he ever needs a home, let me know. He is welcome with me anytime. I have wanted to do that myself! The next best thing is not using businesses that have Rump signs or other Rump support visible. Why? Because you can’t trust them," tweeted @PaulPetterson6. As it turns out, Ghost isn't the only canine who's had enough of the emotional trauma their owners have suffered during the Trump presidency. After the anti-Trump Republican group – Lincoln Project — shared the video on Twitter, a number of people responded with pictures of their own pooches pulling a Ghost.
I also have a very good dog! This was back in 2016, but he's been very active again during this campaign year. pic.twitter.com/FyNX3yQfUq— OutsideIn (@InsideSail) October 15, 2020
My pup, Herbie, is pretty gifted.... pic.twitter.com/SswtUK6z6D— Teresa Durkin (@TeresaGabhart) October 16, 2020
My big boy is on the same page pic.twitter.com/nPjORPxIOm— Ricardo Salazar (@DallasRick) October 15, 2020
My dog did that too... good boy Willy 💙 pic.twitter.com/DQC9xWWdVY— Kelly 🌊 💙🇺🇸💙🏴☠️ (@Kellyk1969) October 15, 2020
This reminds us of the time a series of small statues depicting Trump with a sign reading "pee on me" appeared across Brooklyn. According to Gothamist, the advertising professional Phil Gable, who described it as "a personal expression of my own disdain for Donald Trump, both as a President and a human being." The statues, which were mounted on patches of grass and depict a youthful-looking Trump from the 1980s or 90s, had also been sprayed with a dog potty-training aid to encourage dogs to relieve themselves on the statues.
"It was partly a public service. As a dog owner, I know people get understandably annoyed when dogs pee on their flower beds. But a dog's instinct to pee where another dog has previously peed is quite strong. They need positive places to pee. If you reward them enough for peeing in appropriate places, that's the best way to keep them from peeing in places that annoy people," Gable said of his project. "So I sprayed the whole thing down with a dog potty-training aid to make it attractive to initial users. I think we'll have critical mass very soon."
Trump's "Pee on me" statuettes welcomed by dogs in the US pic.twitter.com/7X7wtPT6kw— Against The Tide (@_AgainstTheTide) June 8, 2020
"And it was largely just a personal expression of my own disdain for Donald Trump, both as a President and a human being. I find it cathartic anytime I can express disdain through comedy, especially if it's related to politics. And this case, it's both funny and useful, which makes me happy. I know this isn't a grand gesture of protest. He's not going to hear about dogs peeing on a tiny statue of him and just say 'That's it. Now, I'm stepping down,'" Gable admitted.
"But everybody has their own way of dealing with things. For some it's marching. For me, it's humor and satire. Sometimes it's a video, sometimes it's on stage, and this time it happened to be a weird little art project," he added. He also explained that he chose a younger Trump for his project as "that's probably how he sees himself, especially when he's paying Russian escorts for golden showers..." Looks like Gable was on to something there.