Friday, March 23, was National Puppy Day, a holiday beloved by all people of the world and, for that matter, all puppies. The Republican National Committee tried to cash in on people's celebration with a truly unique sales opportunity: Donald Trump dog leashes.
Make sure your pup is ready to #MAGA this #NationalPuppyDay. https://t.co/Z2170ro3kO— GOP (@GOP) 1521845760.0
The tweet leads directly to Donald Trump's website.
Once there, visitors can purchase the dog leash, which is decorated with the Trump/Pence campaign poster and MAGA (Make America Great Again) inscriptions. The product's description reads:
Your faithful companion will thank you when you take him or her for a walk with our MAGA Pet leash. Whether it's a walk in the park or just around the block, you'll make your walk great again with this functional and fashionable leash.
Twitter users were less than excited about the new product.
You've abused enough of us, our standing, our prestige, our environment, way too many women; please don't also abuse the animals.— Austin Tyler Rogers (@austintylerro) March 24, 2018
My dogs are too smart to be a member of GOP The dogs believe in Science, Climate Change, Female Reproductions Rights and don’t like Trump because he never had a 🐶 🐕 dog They are Democrats. They know about Russia and Trump’s Treason— Gloria Kennedy Fleck (@mssenator) March 24, 2018
NEVER. NEVER will my pup EVER be subjected to any abuse like that. NEVER— Charlie (@Iwasneverhere3) March 23, 2018
National Puppy Day turned out to be pretty hard for the RNC.
My dog said no way— Page (@page0475) March 23, 2018
My dog is smarter than most Republicans in Congress.— Alternative Fax (@daveblend) March 24, 2018
Donald Trump's relationship with animals has historically been a little dicey.
One of the largest threats to animal life on earth is climate change, a scientific reality recognized by almost all reputable scientists, and being dealt with by the vast majority of developed countries. Meanwhile, Donald Trump made the United States the only country in the world to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord and Scott Pruitt, Trump's head of the Environmental Protection Agency, publicly questioned even the most basic facts about climate change as recently as March 9, 2018, in an interview with CNBC:
I would not agree that [CO2] is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see. I believe that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do, and there's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact.
While some scientists disagree on the degree to which humankind is affecting the environment, the overwhelming majority agree the effect is measurable and destructive to the environment.
Either way, it's doubtful earth-dwelling creatures like dogs are big fans of the President.