President Biden dodged questions surrounding his pet German Shepherds and whether one of them attacked a White House employee; saying the canine’s bite did not “penetrate the skin” and 85% of workers “love him!”
“Is Major out of the dog house?”
“The answer’s yes,” Biden said, laughing. “Look, Major was a rescue pup. Major did not bite someone and penetrate the skin. What happens is for – 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.”
“You turn a corner, and there’s two people you don’t know at all,” Biden said. “And he moves to protect. But he’s a sweet dog. Eighty-five percent of the people there love him. He just– all he does is lick them and wag his tail.”
Biden said “the dog’s being trained now” in Delaware and that he planned to see him later that night when he stayed in Delaware.
“He was going home,” Biden said. “I didn’t banish him to home. Jill was gonna be away for four days. I was gonna be away for two so we took him home.”