President Joe Biden’s White Hosue aides are reportedly in crisis mode trying to keep down the bad press generated by the escapades of presidential pooches Champ and Major, according to The Washington Examiner.
Biden’s dogs are reportedly making things more difficult for White House staff with negative incidents ranging from biting to making messes in the people’s house.
“First pets historically have been among Oval Office occupants’ best friends by making them more relatable to voters, but Biden’s dogs keep causing public relations headaches for the new chief executive,” the Examiner reported.
Several incidents of attacks have made the news, including a biting incident on the floor of the White House’s Diplomatic Room during Biden’s announcement of his much anticipated $2.25 trillion “American Jobs Plan” which seemed to overshadow the event.
CBS reported just days ago that Major again “nipped” someone while taking a walk on Wednesday.
“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 WHMU [White House Medical Unit] and then returned to work without injury,” first lady’s spokesperson confirmed to CBS News.
Of the Biden’s two dogs, Major, a German Shephard, is by far the most recent addition having only joined the family about two years ago via adoption through the Delaware Humane Association. Champ on the other hand was added late in 2008.
According to George Mason University professor, Jeremy Mayer Joe and Jill Biden have some decisions to make, as they can’t do nothing about the dog.
“So far, this dog hasn’t even broken skin,” Mayer said. “This will get particularly bad if the dog actually does make anyone at the White House bleed.”