After getting some bad press on Tuesday, Major Biden, the younger of the two presidential dogs, is getting out of the dog house.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki explained that Major was “surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual.”
The White House medical unit attended to the unnamed Secret Service official who was “nipped” on the hand causing an “extremely minor” injury without breaking the skin.
The dogs were sent to the Biden’s Delaware home where a family friend is watching them while Dr. Jill Biden is traveling to military bases this week. Psaki said the dogs will return to the White House soon.
First Dog Major Biden even came out with his own statement proclaiming innocence.
Major’s buddy Champ even came to his defense.
Major is no stranger to ruff treatment from the press, as he made headlines after Joe Biden fractured his foot while the two were playing.
And it’s possible there will be more headlines from presidential pets when the presidential cat arrives, although there is no news on the feline front.
“Today’s a good day for the cat,” Psaki said at the briefing Tuesday. “I don’t have any update on the cat. We know the cat will break the Internet, but I don’t have any update on its status,” she said.