Updated Oct 31, 2019

Trump touts hero dog WH visit after tweeting altered medal photo

President Trump tweeted early Thursday that the dog injured in last weekend's raid that caused the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will visit the White House next week. Officials had said the heroic dog's name would be kept confidential, but Trump identified it as "Conan."

The big picture: Trump made the announcement hours after tweeting a "recreated" photo of himself putting a medal on the canine. The altered photo bearing the watermark for the Twitter account of the conservative site The Daily Wire appears to be an edited version of a 2017 AP photo of Trump presenting the Medal of Honor to retired Army medic James C. McCloughan.

Go deeper: Trump tweets "declassified" image of dog injured in raid on Baghdadi

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