Purr-fect: Bidens to bring a cat with them to White House along with German Shepherds Major and Champ

It's still not certain if the cat is going to be purchased or adopted, or whether they wish to get it before or after inauguration


                            Purr-fect: Bidens to bring a cat with them to White House along with German Shepherds Major and Champ
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The White House has become animal friendly again! President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill will be taking a new cat with them when they move into the White House in January. They already have two German shepherds, named Major and Champ, who are all set to make the White House their home at least for the next four years. According to CBS Sunday Morning reports, the new first family will also be getting a cat to join them at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue.

"President-elect @JoeBiden and his wife @DrBiden won’t just be bringing their German shepherds, Major and Champ to the White House. The Bidens tell us exclusively that soon they’ll be joined by a cat. #sundaypets," the news show posted on Twitter. 

It's still not certain if the cat is going to be purchased or adopted, or whether they wish to get it before or after inauguration. Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump had refused to let any pets into the White House. In fact, he was the first president in decades, to not keep a pet at the White House. Before Trump, Barack Obama had kept two Portuguese water dogs, named Bo and Sunny. However, though his recent predecessors avoided cats, Biden's pet will not be the first cat at the White House. Abraham Lincoln's Tabby was the first cat to enter the White House, and there have been many after that. Jimmy Carter had Misty Malarky Ying Yang, Bill Clinton had Socks, and George W. Bush had India 'Willie' Bush. 

In the lead-up to the climactic elections, the Biden campaign posted an ad on Twitter showing a wide range of cats that were all in solidarity to Biden, so he could get elected. It was one of the more popular ads of the campaign season, racking up 3.4 million views and over 212,000 likes on Twitter. 

Biden emerged triumphant in a historic win at the elections that was watched by everyone over the globe with bated breath. Trump even demanded a recount, but with no avail.  A recount in Wisconsin’s largest county demanded by Trump’s election campaign ended on Friday with Joe Biden, gaining votes. After the recount in Milwaukee county, Biden made a net gain of 132 votes, out of nearly 460,000 cast. Overall, the Democrat gained 257 votes to Trump’s 125.
 
Trump’s campaign had demanded recounts in two of Wisconsin’s counties, after he lost Wisconsin to Biden by more than 20,000 votes. The cost of the two recounts are staggeringly high and will cost the Trump campaign $3 million. Dane county is expected to finish its recount on Sunday.

Overall, Biden won November’s US presidential election with 306 electoral college votes to Trump’s 232. Biden also leads by more than 6 million in the popular vote tally.After the recount ended, the Milwaukee county clerk, George Christenson, said: “The recount demonstrates what we already know: that elections in Milwaukee county are fair, transparent, accurate and secure.”

How purr-fect. 

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