Supposedly Barron fell in love with him at first sight.
- A longtime friend of President-elect Donald Trump told the Washington Post she’s in possession of the future first dog
- Lois Pope, a prominent Palm Beach philanthropist, has a nine-week-old puppy that she named Patton, which she plans to give the future first family
- Trump’s youngest son Barron saw a picture of the pooch over Thanksgiving break at Mar-a-Lago and, according to Pope, fell in love
Pope, who has known Trump for 20-plus years, first informed about the pooch in writing.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday at Mar-a-Lago she showed the president-elect a picture of the pup-in-waiting.
‘He said, “Go over there and show it to Barron,”‘ Pope told the Post, referencing Trump’s youngest son. ‘He said, “He’s going to fall in love with him.” He said, “Barron will want him.”‘
When Pope showed the 10-year-old the picture of the fuzzy brown puppy he did just that.
‘This big smile came over his face, and it just brought tear to his eyes,’ she said.
While Trump’s spokeswoman Hope Hicks didn’t confirm that the first family would be adopting the pooch, Pope was confident young Patton would make his way to the White House.
‘I’m sure. Every president has a first dog. It goes with the presidency,’ she told the paper.