“Unknown person” surprised the dog
Biden’s spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, had described the dog incident in a somewhat awkward manner at the beginning of March: “Major” had been surprised by an “unknown person” and had reacted in a way that led to a “minor injury” in this person. It was not more specific.
Biden also downplayed the incident in the ABC interview and emphasized that “Major” was a “cute dog” who only got a fright when two unknown people suddenly appeared around a corner. The President also stressed that he had by no means banned “Major” from the White House.
“First Cat” could still follow
Trump was the first president in more than 100 years to not bring a dog into the White House. “What would I look like if I was walking a dog on the White House lawn?” Trump asked once, pulling a grimace. Biden used this in the election campaign for an ironic commercial with the title “Choose your people wisely”.
Champ and Major could probably receive animal reinforcements in the future. According to reports, the Bidens apparently also want to buy a cat. Details about the “First Cat” are not yet known.