(RoyalPatriot.com )- According to an excerpt from the upcoming book by former acting defense secretary Christopher Miller, Melania Trump witnessed an operation with then-President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley.
According to the book, the former first lady Melania Trump requested that her husband’s government publicize the tale of the “hero dog” who participated as she watched the 2019 operation that resulted in the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the White House Situation Room.
When US special forces and a military dog called Conan trapped al-Baghdadi in the hideout, the Syrian compound operation ended when the terrorist leader set off an explosive vest while clutching two of his children. Melania was watching.
Along with the three of them, two of al- Baghdadi’s wives also perished. Miller claims that Trump questioned handling the corpses because of concern that ISIS would see the ladies as innocent victims.
The President also spoke about how the operation to kill al-Baghdadi should be publicized. Melania Trump suggested he speak in the Diplomatic Room the following day.
According to the narrative in “Soldier Secretary: Warnings from the Battlefield & the Pentagon about America’s Most Dangerous Enemies,” published on Tuesday, the first lady remarked, “You should speak about the dog.”
“Everyone like dogs,” Melania said.
The following month, Trump praised Conan, inviting the Belgian Malinois to the White House and awarding the dog with a special medal.
“It was a perfect assault; al-Baghdadi is no more, and we presented Conan with a medal and a plaque. At the moment, Trump said, “He’s a very, very wonderful puppy.”
Miller, the president’s special assistant at the time for counterterrorism and international threats, said that it was difficult to miss the first lady that October day when she appeared in the Situation Room. He wrote that her arrival was surprising,” to put it mildly.” He wondered if news spread that the first lady had dropped by to see a significant military operation and how the media would cover it.