Two weeks ago, we posed a question to our readers: President Donald Trump is the first president in more than a century not to own a pet. What kind of dog should he get? We asked people to use the hashtag #POTUSpup and promised to publish the best responses.
Our request became one of our most popular Facebook posts. With 342 comments on our Facebook page at time of publication and a handful of answers on our website, most of our readers think Trump should not get a dog at all, worrying for the well-being of the pup (though some of them were OK with Barron Trump having a pet).
Other readers suggested a pet rock or a stuffed animal, arguing that Tump is unable to care for another living creature.
Presidential Pups? Even Asking the Question Can Stir a Social Media Ruckus
But among the people who did play along, the answers varied from a corgi to a German shepherd to a chocolate Lab.
One reader suggested getting a dog could help the president curb his controversial Twitter habit.
While it seems unlikely that Trump will get a pet anytime soon, it is clear that asking a seemingly harmless question such as what dog he should get can become a polarizing topic. Even the term “fake news” made an appearance in the comments.