NEW YORK — Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to post pictures of the Russian beardog in its Russian habitat, with the U.S. president urging the animal to go home.
Trump tweeted on Friday that the bear, which was captured in a Russian forest and given away for free, had “taken over” a Siberian habitat and had been “losing” in the hunt.
The White House did not respond to requests for comment from ABC News.
Trump also posted a picture of the bear and captioned it, “Its going to be a long night in there for the Russians.”
“The bear will be home,” Trump wrote.
“We’re going to keep them safe and well fed.
The Russians will have to live with the fact that we’re losing their trophy.”
Trump has been in Moscow since July for a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and has met with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Trump has frequently criticized Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, and has called on Putin to go.
The Russian government, however, has dismissed the accusations and called Trump’s allegations about Putin and Putin’s Russian bear “ridiculous.”