Joe Biden's dog Major bites AGAIN in White House, concerned Internet asks 'was Major Biden abused?'
It is in three weeks that such an untoward incident has happened at the presidential residence and the Bidens' two German Shepherd dogs were brought back from Delaware after the first incident
It has happened in three weeks again! Major, one of the two German Shepherds of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, has been involved in yet another biting incident that required medical treatment. The incident happened on the White House South Lawn on Monday, March 29, afternoon and involved a National Park Service employee. The individual was at work then and required medical attention, CNN reported. The social media was abuzz following the revelation with one even asking whether the dog was abused and hence it was biting people around. Even the Bidens were questioned over its upbringing.
Michael LaRosa, the spokesperson for Jill Biden, said the dog was still adjusting to his new surroundings. He said the individual who was bitten was treated by the White House Medical Unit “out of an abundance of caution” and returned to work.
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It was only last week that Major returned to the White House along with his elder sibling Champ, 12, after they were shifted to Bidens’ Delaware residence following a biting incident on March 8. On that occasion, it was an employee of the US Secret Service who got injured. The president called Major, three, “a sweet dog” later and in an interview with ABC News earlier this month, he explained the previous instance of biting saying the dog had “turned a corner; there’s two people he doesn’t know at all, you know, and they move, and [he] moves to protect”. He also said that the dog was receiving training in Delaware. Major, who was adopted by the Bidens from an animal shelter in November 2018, has been reportedly exhibiting aggressive behavior at the White House.
Was #MajorBiden abused? What's wrong with this dog that it keeps biting? What's wrong with the people that raised it? There should be a full investigation.— Jeff Adams (@JeffAdams82) March 31, 2021
Maybe Major Biden should stop gently nipping people, or MAYBE people should be smart enough not to get near the mouth of a large animal they're not familiar with. 🙄— Nicole Lippert, MSW, LCSW (@Shnickie) March 31, 2021
The CNN added that the National Park Service did not immediately respond to its request over the incident. It said that Major was seen walking on the South Lawn with a member of the White House staff on Monday evening. Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason tweeted a short video of the animal’s walk. In the video, Major is seen being leashed, something which is generally not the case on other days when the first couple’s dogs are taken around the presidential mansion while they are with either the president or the first lady or White House grounds superintendent Dale Haney.
Bidens' dogs were not sent home as punishment last time
In the last incident when Major bit the Secret Service employee, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called the injury “minor” and defended it saying the president’s pet was “getting acclimated and accustomed” to the surroundings and new people. She also said that Major was “surprised by an unfamiliar person”. As the dogs were sent to Delaware immediately, Psaki said it was a planned trip since Jill Biden was leaving the White House for some domestic trips. Biden also disagreed with the idea that the dogs were sent home after the biting incident as punishment. He said they were sent home since both he and Jill were going out of town. “He was going home. I didn’t banish him to home. Jill was going to be away for four days. I was going to be away for two, so we took him home,” the president said in the ABC interview.
It is an old tradition in America that presidents have dogs. However, the four years of the Donald Trump presidency did not see them at the White House before the tradition returned with the Bidens this January.