The adviser told The Atlantic Trump told his secretary that he thought it was “low class” for the Pences to bring their pets to the Naval Observatory.
“He was embarrassed by it, he thought it was so low class,” the adviser said, according to the publication. “He thinks the Pences are yokels.”
At the time, the Pences had two cats, a rabbit named Marlon Bundo and a snake. After one of the cats died in June, the family adopted a new puppy and a kitten.
Trump is the first president in 150 years to not have a pet in the White House, according to the New York Post.