"The Trumps are the people to do it because they need an outside pair of eyes, and they don't come from inside the political system," Mr. Wead said. "They've been all over the world. They know functionality. To go back in again and see these tiny little offices of huge important people, operating in such confined quarters, it's kind of stunning. They need room."
"For some reason people in power, they end up suffocating different opinions and dominating their staff, but they in some ways long for someone who will speak up to them, and a pet will," said Doug Wead, a former George H.W. Bush administration staffer who wrote books on presidential children and the 2016 campaign.