President-elect Donald Trump is moving at break-neck speed assembling his administration and working deals to spark the economy.
Trump saved almost a thousand jobs from going to Mexico and secured another 50,000 future jobs in telecommunications. He also nominated a troupe of generals to cabinet positions that sent a clear message to the world about securing and protecting the country.
Along the way to inauguration, Trump took a moment for some White House tradition.
And the result is really cute!
Introducing Patton, the future first pooch.
A Palm Beach socialite and three-decade Trump family friend saw something missing after Trump’s whirlwind start and decided to do something about getting a White House puppy.
The adorable 9-week-old poodle and golden retriever mix – a designer breed known as a Goldendoodle – is courtesy of philanthropist and animal welfare advocate Lois Pope.
His name perfectly fits the next commander-in-chief because Patton is named for the WWII US general Trump admires, Gen. George S. Patton.
Pope took a cell phone photo of Patton and showed it to Trump on Thanksgiving at his Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago estate, and she predicts that when he grows up the little fella is “gonna be yuge!” according to CBS News.
New Trump presidential puppy? How cute is this dog? A precious sweetheart:https://t.co/GCS96LWer6
— Wayne Allyn Root (@WayneRoot) December 7, 2016
Trump declared Patton to be a “hero dog” to his wife, Melania, after he learned Patton was the offspring of US military service dogs.
“He is not a ‘hero dog,’ but he comes from a lineage of hero dogs, dogs who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Pope told CBS News.
Patton, meet Patton:
Trump asked Pope to show the photo to his 10-year-old son Barron – the final arbiter.
“I’m sure he’ll want it,” he told her.
Trump’s prediction was on the money, as usual.
“I’d never seen such a big smile on anyone’s face,” Pope recalled. “It’s worth all this time and the trouble and effort putting into this for [Barron].”
There’s a 150-year-old tradition of first families having a first dog. Barron was the primary reason Pope was pushing the president-elect to add Patton to the family.
“He’s going to be a perfect dog for Barron. He’s the one that I’m really doing this for,” Pope said. “That’s going to be quite a transition for him. He’s only 10 years old and his dad is going to be the leader of the free world.”
Trump is setting the pace for change with his new administration while holding to traditions associated with the White House.
When the results are this cute, Americans lap it up.
h/t: BizPac Review