So brilliant and so smart.
The White House has now issued a correction that Conan is, as General McKenzie had previously said, male.
The dog was the only member of the Delta team injured in the mission after Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest when Conan chased him down a dead-end tunnel.
Conan was injured by the electric cables exposed in the detonation but seems to have made a full recovery. "And you're very lucky, because he's not in a bad mood today".
"Conan was very badly hurt. and they thought maybe was not going to recover, (but) recovered very quickly and has since gone on very important raids", Trump said.
The president also asked the dog's handler about "what chance would a person have against Conan without the guns".
After the operation, Trump posted an altered image on Twitter of him presenting Conan with a Medal of Honor. "'Conan is a tough cookie, ' we learn".
President Donald Trump on Monday publicly introduced Conan, the dog that became a hero for its role in the USA raid that led to the death of IS group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump turned and looked at the reporter and laughed while First Lady Melania Trump appeared to say she wasn't going to.
Yet Trump, who has complained about not receiving enough credit for the raid that killed the terrorist leader, fed into the frenzy over the dog he said had played a key role.
Conan recovered from injuries she sustained while chasing al-Baghdadi down a tunnel during the raid by USA special forces. "These animals protect US forces, save civilian lives, separate combatants from non-combatants, and immobilize individuals who express hostile intent", McKenzie said.
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