This week’s events taking place inside the White House
WASHINGTON: The White House said US President Joe Biden’s younger dog, Major, was involved this week in his second biting incident this month.
Michael LaRosa, press secretary to First Lady Jill Biden, said Tuesday (US time) that the dog bitten off someone during a walk on Monday, adding that the dog was still acclimatizing to its new surroundings.
LaRosa said the White House medical unit saw the person out of extreme caution and returned to work without injury.
Reporters watched the dog wandering the South Lawn of the White House before the president and first lady traveled to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial early Monday evening.
After that incident, the president said that the major was a “sweet dog.” In an interview with ABC News in the US, Biden explained the biting process by stating that the dog had “crossed the corner. There are two people he doesn’t know at all, you know, they’re moving, and [he’s] moving for protection.”
Biden added at the time that “85 percent of the people there like him.”
Major, a three-year-old rescue dog, and 12-year-old Champ, were transported to Biden’s home in Delaware after the accident.
The President said Major was training in Delaware but opposed the idea of pushing the pup away after the accident. He said the dogs went to Wilmington because the first couple were out of town
President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Monday, paying homage to fallen soldiers in honor of Vietnam Veterans Day.
Biden arrived at the memorial at around 5:30 p.m. The first lady, 69, placed a bouquet of white flowers at the base of the wall before the couple stood in silence for about a minute, according to pool reports.
During their visit, the couple also shared a common tradition for “the wall” visitors, using a blank sheet to create a “scrub” and tracing the name of one of the more than 58,000 veterans listed in the black granite structure.
The veteran warrior of his choice, Dennis F.Shane, died in the summer of 1969 and was a native of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Young Shane told the station, “It’s a sign. One of those examples of God. We live our lives and do everything we can on a daily basis to be good people. When something like this happens I think we all kind of stop.” “It’s a family moment that I’m proud of. It’s a family moment that is Golden Star for sure. Very, very proud.”