People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called out President TrumpDonald TrumpWendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Senate needs to confirm Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy — Now Former acting Defense secretary under Trump met with Jan. 6 committee: report MORE on Tuesday for attacking former White House aide Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Manigault Newman: Trump may not 'even be healthy enough' to run in 2024 The Memo: Omarosa beats Trump, potentially opening flood gates Trump loses bid to enforce Omarosa Manigault Newman's NDA MORE as a "dog."
@realDonaldTrump, 'Dog' is not an insult," the animal rights organization tweeted. "They are loyal and loving. They make you want to be a better person. You should try it some time. It’s always a great time to adopt from a local shelter. "
Mr. President @realDonaldTrump,— PETA (@peta) August 14, 2018
"Dog" is not an insult.
They are loyal and loving.
They make you want to be a better person.
You should try it some time.
It’s always a great time to adopt from a local shelter. #GrabAPuppy pic.twitter.com/3YmJVuQ4m0
In addition, PETA's tweet featured an image that states,"Donald Trump doesn't have a pet. The last President without a pet got impeached," before imploring the president to "adopt before it's too late."
The response came the same day Trump attacked his former adviser amid the many allegations she made about the president and his administration in her new book, “Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House.” Among them, Manigault Newman accuses the president of saying the "N-word" on the set of “The Apprentice.”
Trump responded to the claims with multiple tweets deriding the former "Apprentice" contestant.
“When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!” Trump wrote on Twitter early Tuesday morning.
The attack drew immediate scrutiny from many members of the media and lawmakers. Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchMeet Washington's most ineffective senator: Joe Manchin Lobbying world Congress, stop holding 'Dreamers' hostage MORE (R-Utah) told CNN on Wednesday that he wasn't comfortable with a president using that language to refer to somebody.
Manigault Newman's book has continued to gain attention this week due to the multiple allegations she makes about Trump and his administration.
Trump has denied the claim that there is a tape of him saying the racial slur. But White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that she "can't guarantee" that tapes don't exist.