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Hillary Clinton to Military Dog Handler in 2009: 'Get that F***ing Dog Away From Me'

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A Facebook post that went viral back in July is further confirmation — as if it were needed — that Hillary Clinton is profoundly unfit for the role of commander-in-chief. We’ve heard from Clinton’s Secret Service detail about her violent tirades while she was the first lady in the nineties, and we’ve heard from security personnel about her contemptuous behavior while she was secretary of State. According to FBI docs, some members of her security detail disliked her so much that they laughed when she fell and broke her arm in 2009. Hillary’s dislike for military personnel is also legendary.

Staff Sgt. Eric Bonner, a 39th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, had the displeasure of meeting then-Secretary of State Clinton in Turkey in March of 2009.

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After this post went viral, Snopes fact-checked Bonner (who is no fan of Donald Trump either) to make sure he is who he said he was.

Although the truth of Eric Bonner’s account can only be independently verified by Hillary Clinton herself (or her security detail from the time), an Air Force public affairs piece published on 31 August 2009 does document that Bonner and Suli were on duty in Turkey in 2009:

Staff Sgt. Eric Bonner, a 39th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, comforts Suli, his 9-year-old German shepherd partner, prior to Suli’s prophylactic gastropexy, also referred to as stomach tacking, to prevent gastric torsion, or twisting of the stomach Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 at the Veterinary Clinic, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The surgery was completed after a recommendation by the Army, the service in charge of medical care for the military working dog program, for all dogs in the program to receive the surgery. Stomach twisting is caused by gastric dilatation and volvulus, commonly known as bloat, the second leading killer of dogs after cancer.

Likewise, the records of the Office of the Historian for the United States Department of State document that Secretary Clinton made a trip to Turkey to meet with that country’s foreign minister on 7 March 2009.

In October, Bonner gave an update with a post about the different types of responses he was getting from Trump supporters versus Clinton supporters:

Navy SEAL Carl Higbie, author of Battle on the Home Front: A Navy SEAL’s Mission to Save the American Dream and the new book Enemies, Foreign and Domestic: A SEAL’s Story, predicted earlier this year that if Hillary Clinton wins the election “half the military is gonna get out.”