“Yes, Major nipped someone on a walk. Out of an abundance of caution, the individual was seen by WHMU and then returned to work,” first lady Jill Biden’s press secretary Michael LaRosa told CNN.
On Monday, Major had been spotted taking a walk on the lawn with a member of the White House staff.
He was unleashed, according to pictures tweeted by Reuters’ White House correspondent Jeff Mason.
Biden is pictured with Major, who the family adopted in 2018[/caption]
The dogs were said to have exhibited aggressive behavior towards White House security and staff.
Major even charged at some staff, but Biden, 78, told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulous that “Major did not bite someone and penetrate the skin.”
“What surprised me is the White House itself, living there: Every door you turn to, there’s a guy there in a black jacket,” the president said.
“You turn a corner and there’s two people I don’t know at all. And they move — and he moves to protect. But he’s a sweet dog.
“The dog’s being trained now [with] our trainer at home in Delaware,” Biden ended.
Major Biden is pictured at the White House on Monday[/caption]
She added the injury “was handled by the White House Medical Unit with no further treatment needed.”
The dogs had returned to the White House after their training by March 23
Major was adopted by the Biden family in 2018.
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Biden was sure to add that he “didn’t banish” Major to his Delaware home, but rather, his dogs were sent there because he and the First lady were traveling.
“Eighty-five percent of the people there love him,” Biden said. “All he does is lick them and wag his tail.”
“But I realize some people, understandably, are afraid of dogs to begin with,” Biden said during the interview.