A dog named Donald Trump was recently shot and killed after sparking rumours of a political rivalry among social media users and starting up ‘violent threats’ against some residents in a Minnesota county. However, a Minnesota sheriff clarified that the dog wasn’t killed because of political motivations. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reportedly said that the dog was killed by someone who was ‘legally protecting their livestock’ on their private property. The killer apparently, has not yet been caught.
“Facts have been misrepresented on social media sites,” Sheriff Shawn Haken’s office said in a statement. “Unfortunately, people are now posting multiple threats of violence towards citizens in the area and justifying the threats based on these inaccurate posts on social media.” It turns out that Trump’s owner, a certain Randal Thom, is a supporter of the real deal – we mean the president. Reports said that he showed up in a number of Trump rallies. Social media users believed the dog was killed by a neighbour who is a Democrat.
Trump – the dog – was reportedly a nuisance in the locality, killing animals and even attacking a person. The sheriff even said that people lodged as many as 14 complaints against the animal which used to run loose. Reports said that in 2015, Thom was convicted for the misdemeanour of ‘dogs and cats at large’.