An adviser to President Trump reportedly said Trump was “embarrassed” by the Pence family’s desire to bring their pets with them to Washington, D.C.
The adviser told The Atlantic Trump told his secretary that he thought it was “low class” for the Pences to bring their pets to the Naval Observatory.
“He was embarrassed by it, he thought it was so low class,” the adviser said, according to the publication. “He thinks the Pences are yokels.”
At the time, the Pences had two cats, a rabbit named Marlon Bundo and a snake. After one of the cats died in June, the family adopted a new puppy and a kitten.
Trump is the first president in 150 years to not have a pet in the White House, according to the New York Post.
Trump has reportedly mocked Pence throughout his presidency over the vice president's far-right views on abortion and LGBTQ rights.
The president once said that Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, The New Yorker reported in October.