Is Donald Trump risking assassination or impeachment by flouting a 150-year White House tradition?

By Dan Cancian

Donald Trump (Photo credit: Morning Star)

Donald Trump has broken a White House by becoming the first US President in 150 years not to have a pet. Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton, Trump’s immediate predecessors, all had dogs with them during their stay at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

According to the Presidential Pet Museum, Trump would be the first president without a dog since 1901, when President William McKinley, who had two kittens, roosters and a Mexican parrot, but no dogs, was assassinated.

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Source: News Now/International Business Times UK

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.