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Revelation in new book that possible Trump running mate killed ‘untrainable’ hunting dog prompts widespread revulsion

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[-] NotAnotherLemmyUser 42 points 1 month ago

She wrote it in her own book

Sarah Matthews, another Trump aide turned opponent, said: “When I saw tweets about Kristi Noem murdering her puppy, I thought to myself, ‘Damn, one of the other VP contenders’ teams found some oppo,’ until I realized SHE wrote about it in HER book.

“I’m not sure why anyone would brag about this unless they’re sick and twisted.”

The dog was 14 months old

The Guardian revealed Noem’s story, which is contained in a book out next month. In No Going Back: The Truth on What’s Wrong with Politics and How We Move America Forward, Noem describes her frustrations with Cricket, a 14-month-old wirehair pointer who Noem says ruined a pheasant hunt and killed a neighbouring family’s chickens.

“I hated that dog,” Noem writes, saying Cricket was “untrainable … dangerous” and “less than worthless … as a hunting dog”.

“At that moment,” Noem says, “I realised I had to put her down.”

Noem describes taking Cricket to a gravel pit on her farm and shooting her. Remarkably, Noem then describes how she also chose to kill an unruly, unnamed, un-castrated goat, first botching the job then finishing the animal off with a third shotgun shell.

[-] NatakuNox 28 points 1 month ago

This is the republican mindset. If something isn't completely obedient and useful to me personally, it should be destroyed. That's how they see other humans. Something to be used and then thrown away the moment it becomes inconvenient.

[-] NotAnotherLemmyUser 0 points 1 month ago

I wouldn't dehumanize Republicans that much... even they are turning their backs on Noem, which is what most of this article is about.

[-] ickplant 8 points 1 month ago

They quoted two small-time former Trump aides and Meghan McCain who hates Trump. That’s it. There is no “widespread outrage,” it’s literally people who would have criticized anything she does.

If you think conservatives have hearts, I have some oceanfront property to sell you in Ohio.

[-] [email protected] 26 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Conservatives: we want psychopaths to lead us

Conservative: why are you killing puppies??

They truly are brainless

[-] VelvetStorm 22 points 1 month ago

If Trump had said this, they would all be out killing their dogs tomorrow.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago

Kristi Noem-pathy

[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

The GOP in 2024: “It won’t do what I want, so I guess I’ll kill it”

Tbh I’m just surprised that conservatives are up in arms about this…?

[-] ickplant 9 points 1 month ago

Did you read the article? Conservatives are not “up in arms.” Its two former staffers who already turned against Trump and Meghan McCain. No high-level republicans condemned this, and right-wing psychos are celebrating it on Twitter.

[-] eran_morad 14 points 1 month ago

Republicans are ghouls.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago

On brand for a rebuplican.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago

Christ almighty, bitch! Just hand it over to a rescue so some suburbanite family can adopt it and give it some love. Wtf?

[-] [email protected] 24 points 1 month ago

If she could let the thing she hates live a life of its own, she wouldn't be a Republican.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

Just imagine what she'd do to "unruly" citizens.

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