Video: President Trump Honors War Hero Dog Conan; Holds Private Meeting With Hero Soldiers Who Took Out ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi

At the White House Monday, President Trump and Vice President Pence, joined by First Lady Melania, honored Conan, the military service dog wounded in the October 26 U.S. raid in Syria that resulted in the suicide bomb death of cornered ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as Conan closed in on him in a dead-end tunnel. Trump said Conan was given a certificate and a plaque. Conan’s breed is Belgian Malinois.

For security reasons, Trump and Pence met privately at the White House with Special Forces soldiers involved the the raid.

Video via ABC News posted to Twitter in two parts:

CBS’ Mark Knoller provided color commentary, “Pres told a reporter that Conan’s in a good mood today, so the reporter was safe. Conan seemed smitten with VP Pence, who continuously petted him during the appearance. Returning to the Oval Office, Pres laughed when a reporter asked if @POTUS might adopt Conan for Barron.”

Fox News Channel host and Trump friend Judge Jeanine Pirro was spotted in attendance by Bloomberg reporter Justin Sink.

White House videos:

Close up photos of Conan:

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