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Donald Trump seems set to adopt a goldendoodle puppy called Patton (not pictured)
Although it is understood that Mr Trump’s family does not currently own any pets, a close friend of the President has insisted the Republican is due to adopt a nine-week-old puppy.
A US President has not moved into the White House without a pet for 150 years.
And in a bid not to break the long-standing tradition, a close friend of Mr Trump is encouraging the President to adopt an adorable Goldendoodle puppy in her care.
Philanthropist Lois Pope, who has known Trump for 20 years, is trying to get the President to take nine-week Patton off her hands.
Mr Trump's son Barron is said to be a big fan of Patton
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Mrs Pope said she showed the President a photo of the poodle and golden retriever crossbreed at a Thanksgiving event at the President's Mar-a-Lago home.
Speaking to the Washington Post, Mrs Pope recalled: “He said, ‘Go over there and show it to Barron.
“He said, ‘He’s going to fall in love with him’. He said, ‘Barron will want him’.”
Mrs Pope claims that when she showed 10-year-old Baron the photo, he had a “big smile” on his face and it brought “tears to his eyes”.
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In a bid to appeal to the President, Mrs Pope has named the puppy Patton, after George Patton, a World War II general the President admires.
And she says she is confident the Republican billionaire will take the pooch.
Mrs Pope said: “I’m sure. Every president has a first dog. It goes with the presidency.”
The Obamas has a Portuguese Water Dog called Bo when they lived in the White House.