One of Biden dogs, Major, gave an injury to a Secret Service agent at the White House, according to multiple reports on Monday.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki explained the canine caper Tuesday by saying the dogs “are still getting acclimated and accustomed to their new surroundings and new people.”
“On Monday, the first family’s younger dog Major was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual, which was handled by the White House medical unit, with no further treatment needed,” Psaki said.
Who is injured by Biden dog?
Jen Psaki would not confirm that a Secret Service agent was injured in Monday’s incident, but an administration official later said an agent was Major’s victim. The agent was not seriously injured, said the official.
Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, said serious dog bites are rare and that owners can reduce the likelihood of a bite or other accident by getting to know the canines and the signals they send when they’re scared or feeling stressed.
Biden dogs will return to White House soon
“With the first lady traveling for three days, Champ and Major went to Delaware to stay with family friends,” Michael LaRosa, spokesperson for Jill Biden, said Tuesday in an email.
“The dogs will return to the White House soon,” the press secretary added.
Major, who is 3 years old, is the younger of the two Biden dogs, and has been known to display agitated behavior on multiple occasions, including jumping, barking, and “charging” to the staff and security, according to CNN’s people talking about the dog’s behavior in the White House. Champ, one of Biden dogs, is around 13 years old and has slowed physically due to his advanced age.
Champ and Major moved into the White House in January, less than a week after Biden’s inauguration.
Joe Biden’s November foot injury
Joe Biden’s November foot injury, which resulted in hairline fractures and the use of a corrective boot, was caused by time spent playing with Major, one of Biden dogs.
Biden described the incident during an interview with CNN shortly thereafter. “What happened was I got out of the shower. I got a dog and anybody who’s been around my house knows — dropped, little pup dropped a ball in front of me, and for me to grab the ball,” Biden explained. “And I’m walking through this little alleyway to get to the bedroom, and I grabbed the ball like this and he ran. And I’m joking, running after him and grab his tail. And what happened was that he slid on a throw rug, and I tripped on the rug he slid on,” he said. “Oh man, not a very exciting story.”
Trending tweets about the incident of Biden dogs
- Lauren Boebert said: “Biden can deport his dogs for violent acts, but not illegal immigrants. I guess the White House isn’t a sanctuary city.”
- Buzz Patterson tweeted: “Joe Biden can’t raise his son and he can’t train his dogs. But we’re trusting him with America?”
- “I’m seeing more empathy and concern for Biden’s dogs than caged migrant children,” Peter Daou tweeted.
- “If Joe Biden can’t even train his dog, how is he going to lead a country?” Brigitte Gabriel said.
- “Send Biden’s dogs to police the border,” Matt Schlapp tweeted.
- “Hey media, nobody cares that Biden’s dog bit someone. This is not news! The media should be blasting a President that has not done ONE press conference since he became POTUS. That’s news!” Byron Donalds said.