When it comes to the Biden White House, it’s clear that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks — and were not talking about 78-year-old President Joe Biden.
For the second time, first pet Major has been involved in a incident involving human flesh, and while there’s no truth to rumors he was working toward getting his pound, the second incident came after the German shepherd was reportedly sent away to reeducation camp.
That is, if you consider Biden’s Delaware home a reeducation center — after Major bit a Secret Service agent in the White House on March 8, he and Champ, the president’s other German shepherd, were sent home only to return a couple of weeks later.
Biden acknowledged in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that Major, a rescue dog, was receiving training in Delaware. He would also defend him, pointing out that only 15% of White House staff are terrorized by the dog. Sort of.
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) March 23, 2021
“I guess what surprised me is the White House itself, living there. Every door you turn to, there’s a guy there in a black jacket,” the president said. “You turn a corner and there’s two people you don’t know at all. And (Major) moves to protect.”
“He’s a sweet dog. Eighty-five percent of the people there love him,” he said. “He just — all he does is lick them and wag his tail. But, I realize some people, understandably, are afraid of dogs to begin with.”
Either way, Major was at it again this week, as he “nipped someone while on a walk” on Monday, according to first lady Jill Biden’s press secretary Michael LaRosa.
LaRosa said the person “nipped” was seen by White House medical staff “out of an abundance of caution,” and returned to work without injury.
After the Secret Service agent was bit, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the dogs were “getting acclimated and accustomed to their surroundings and new people.”
Fast forward three weeks and LaRosa stated that Major, who was on a leash, “is still adjusting to his new surroundings.”
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough joked about euthanizing the 3-year-old German shepherd on Wednesday, suggesting that Major should “get his affairs in order” and prepare to “meet dog Jesus.”
The online response was not nearly as dark, with jocularity prevailing, as seen here:
“I think it’s time that everyone knew… Jill is not a real doctor.” — Major Biden on why he keeps biting people at the White House pic.twitter.com/BqwlDFSr5c
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) March 31, 2021
If Major has been taking a bite out of white supremacy can we really fault him?
— Holden (@Holden114) March 30, 2021
Can’t wait ’til Major meets the White House Thanksgiving turkeys.
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) March 30, 2021
i’m taking notes on everyone who is snitching on major biden
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) March 30, 2021
Major Biden bit somebody else at the White House today
To whoever got bit pic.twitter.com/nbjuCOnLuV
— Weekly Newsical (@WeeklyNewsical) March 30, 2021
The whole Internet loves Major, the very first rescue dog in the White House! *two months later* We regret to inform you the dog is awful.
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) March 30, 2021
I’m not kidding when I say if trump had a dog that was biting people, CNN would be interviewing several psychologists on how there are no bad dogs, just bad owners. The New York Times would run a story with quotes by the humane society https://t.co/Ee0vMkOLTt
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) March 30, 2021
— The Onion (@TheOnion) March 30, 2021
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