Trump says dog that assisted in al-Baghdadi mission will visit the Oval Office 'very soon'

Trump says dog that assisted in al-Baghdadi mission will visit the Oval Office 'very soon'
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The dog that assisted in the mission that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will soon visit the White House, President Trump said Wednesday. 

"He's coming to the White House very soon," Trump said at a rally in Monroe, La.

"I said, 'bring him now,' they said, 'He's on a mission.' I said, 'You gotta be kidding. Come on, give him couple of days rest, please,'" Trump added. 

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The dog, Conan, was injured in the U.S. mission that resulted in the ISIS leader's death last month.

"You know who the real hero is, forget about Trump, the dog was the great hero, Conan," Trump said Wednesday.

Trump had hinted that Conan would visit the White House last week when he quote-tweeted a photoshopped image he shared earlier in the day of him giving the dog the Medal of honor. 

He also used the dog's name in the tweet. The name had previously been classified.  

Trump was in Louisiana to garner support for Republican Eddie Rispone, who is challenging Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards in the state's runoff gubernatorial election on Nov. 16