One of Biden’s dogs accused of pooping on floor of White House

‘It’s unclear which dog was responsible for it’

Louise Hall
Wednesday 31 March 2021 19:44
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One of Joe Biden’s dogs reportedly pooped on the floor of White House not long after it was reported that three-year-old Major was caught up in a second biting incident at the executive mansion.

According to The New York Post, a pool reporter noticed on Wednesday that there was “dog poo” on the floor near the Diplomatic Room after the dogs were spotted nearby.

“As pool gathered to load in the vans on the South Lawn driveway, Champ and Major were spotted in the hallway outside the Palm Room doors in front of the Diplomatic Room,” the reporter apparently said. “There was dog poo on the floor. It’s unclear which dog was responsible for it.”

The new canine controversy comes just after it was revealed Mr Biden’s younger dog Major was involved in his second biting incident of the month.

The dog “nipped someone while on a walk” on Monday, Michael LaRosa, press secretary to first lady Jill Biden, said, adding the pup “is still adjusting to his new surroundings”.

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The three-year old rescue and his sibling, Champ, returned to the White House last week after causing a minor injury to an employee of the US Secret Service on 8 March.

Mr Biden spoke out following the first biting by saying that “85 per cent of the people” at the White House “love him”.

“Major was a rescue pup. Major did not bite someone and penetrate the skin. The dog’s being trained now with our trainer at home in Delaware,” Mr Biden also said.

Following reports that one of the dogs had an accident inside the White House, social media users were quick to step in online on the anonymous pup’s behalf.

“These dogs are both innocent. Must be a cat’s fault,” CBS White House reporter Kathryn Watson, who also shared the quote from the pool reporter, said.

“No direct evidence that it’s dog poop. Could have been one of the staff,” Andrew Feinberg, a reporter covering White House, chimed in jokingly.

Another commenter added: “Absolutely fine with Champ and Major being the major sources of scandal in the Biden Admin. Kinda refreshing actually.”

The Independent has contacted the White House for comment on the reported incident.

A spokeswoman for Washington, DC’s Humane Rescue Alliance told The Post that the White House is exempt from legally-required reports on dog-biting incidents in the area.

“As with foreign embassies in our city, we have no jurisdiction over what happens at the White House or the surrounding grounds, which is secured federal property,” Samantha Miller told the newspaper.

Additional reporting by the Associated Press

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