Joe Biden’s dog Major reportedly involved in second biting incident


It's not the first time Major has gotten negative press since Biden's election, despite the much-heralded return of dogs to the White House after a drought of presidential canine companionship during the Trump administration.

Major "nipped" a National Park Service employee on the White House South Lawn on Monday afternoon, first lady Jill Biden's press secretary, Michael LaRosa, told ABC News in a statement Tuesday.

"Major is still adjusting to his new surroundings and he nipped someone while on a walk". "Out of an abundance of caution, the individual was seen by [White House Medical Unit] and then returned to work without injury". But the dogs soon returned to the White House.

Major is 3 years old, and was adopted by the Bidens from a shelter in 2018 to serve as a companion for their older dog, Champ, who is roughly 13 and has not been implicated in either of the biting incidents.

It came three weeks after the first biting incident, which occurred on March 8, when a Secret Service agent suffered a minor injury.

Earlier this March, President Biden called Major a "sweet dog" and said he was undergoing training. He was sent away to Biden's DE home after the incident.

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Mr Biden explained the biting by saying that 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". "Eighty-five percent of the people there love him".

"With the first lady traveling for three days, Champ and Major went to DE to stay with family friends", LaRosa said then.

'I didn't banish him to home.

But Scarborough stuck with the euthanasia angle, repeatedly taunting "Dog Jesus", and on it went for a full four minutes, even roping in the panel as they were introduced.

Last week, one of the two German shepherds waited on the balcony of the White House as Marine One landed on the South Lawn, having ferried the president back from a speech in Columbus, Ohio.

Major Biden jokes and memes began flowing on Twitter.