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Bob Dole: Those Who Oppose Trump Will 'Be Pleasantly Surprised'

As tens of thousands of people were marching in the streets to protest the outcome of the presidential election, Bob Dole predicted that Americans “are going to be pleasantly surprised” by Donald Trump.

The former Kansas senator, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 1996, told CNN at an ASPCA Humane Awards luncheon: “I think we are going to know in six months where we are headed.” He urged the anti-Trump demonstrators to “get off the streets,” adding: “I just believe we need to work together. … We need to be friends and we need to do, you know, the things that are good for the country. Do the right thing, not the political.”

Dole, the only former GOP presidential nominee to endorse Trump, received an award at the event because of his long-time advocacy of animal rights. He had a recommendation for the president-elect: Get a dog.

“We have a lot of (animal shelters) in D.C., but he may want a New York dog,” Dole said. “There are 80 million people who own pets in this country. It would seem that it’s something the president of the United States would acknowledge. … The race is over, so it wouldn’t be for political purposes, but it would just be to demonstrate his concern.”

Trump has not indicated whether he plans to have a pet in the White House. He must first address more urgent matters, such as selecting a cabinet and hiring people for thousands of other government positions.

Source: CNN
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