Treats for ‘Trump’ after Hermitage cat’s namesake wins U.S. presidency
A cat named “Trump” formerly owned by St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum is to be given toys and delicacies in honor of Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Radio Baltika was told by Anna Kondratyeva, the head of Cats Republic, Russia’s first cat café.
Trump is one of the former “Hermitage cats,” cats that are kept in the Winter Palace in order to rid the galleries and historic sites of rats and other vermin.
According to Kondratyeva, the cat has recently found new owners and been adopted by a happy family. They will soon be in contact with the owners and will give him some treats.
“Trump loves pâté and wet food,” she added. Trump will also be given a clockwork mouse as well as edible treats.
Trump is not the only one of the State Hermitage Museum’s feline “employees” to bear a name connected with U.S. politics – the museum also looks after and “employs” a cat named Hillary.
Republican Party candidate Donald Trump won 278 electoral votes in the U.S. presidential elections on Nov. 8, giving him victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.