Trump was likely referring to his daughter-in-law and campaign adviser Lara Trump, a dog rescue advocate. In recent weeks, she’s pitched the president on adopting a dog while at the White House, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Lara Trump was recently successful in advocating for the end of greyhound racing in Florida, a state that voted to end the sport by 2020. She did so along with Trump allies Rep. Matt Gaetz and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
While the president isn’t fond of having a pet himself – his first wife Ivana recounted in a memoir that Trump didn’t want her poodle “Chappy” to move in with their family in New York – he has welcomed Westminster dog show champs to Trump Tower and raised money for charities that train service dogs.