Social media users have called for Joe Biden’s dog Major to be put to sleep after biting another White House staff member.
A National Park Service employee was taken to the White House Medical Department for treatment on Monday when the German shepherd “ bit ” him while walking on the White House’s South Lawn.
The staff member returned to work soon after, but it was the second time since Major moved to the White House that he was in the doghouse with the team.
Just three weeks ago, the three-year-old bit another staff member in an incident in which he was temporarily banished to his family home in Delaware.
Social media users have called for Joe Biden’s dog Major to be put to sleep after he bit another White House staff member because the rescue puppy was turned into a meme and new merchandise went on sale. The German Shepherd walks with an assistant at 5 p.m. Monday
Major was back in the doghouse and some called him down
Many people took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to ask Major to be euthanized afterward CNN first reported on Monday’s incident.
“ If my dog has bitten as many people as #MajorBiden, you should put him down, ” one person tweeted.
Put the dog down! One bite should have told the Biden’s that would hurt Major Joe’s presidency. BUT two ……..? wrote another.
“Kill Major, Biden’s killer dog,” one person wrote.
Another person agreed, ‘I hate to be like that because it’s a beautiful dog and I hate when people are like that, but there’s a double standard here, if Major Biden were someone else’s dog he have been filed for this second incident, if not for the first for “security” reasons. ‘
“I just know I better hear that Major Biden is put to sleep !!! I’ve seen dogs put down for less !!! another person wrote.
Others argued that Democrats would have been in arms if a pet belonging to former President Donald Trump had bitten a White House employee.
“ If #PresidentTrump had such a dog in the White House, there would be leftists screaming to put it down, ” one person claimed.
“The same people who think Biden’s dog Major deserves an OTHER second chance after attacking someone else are the same animal rights activists who are totally cool with killing unborn babies,” wrote another.
But cruel dogs? They are simply misunderstood. Put him down. ‘
A hilarious meme surfaced online of Major sitting opposite Oprah Winfrey and replacing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in their bombshell interview
Another has rethought some of Meghan’s comments about the royal family not protecting her as Major retold his version of the events.
Others shared links to buy a new range of T-shirts featuring a cartoon image of Major along with the tagline ‘Major Biden: Bite Back Better’
Despite the comments online, it is very rare for a dog to be slaughtered for biting.
If someone in Washington DC is bitten by a dog, they can sue the owner under the one bite rule.
This rule means that if the dog has bitten someone before, the owner is expected to have taken extra precautions to prevent another attack.
However, the county laws also state that if the victim teases or provokes the dog at all, he is partially liable and not eligible for compensation.
While some people rushed to criticize the president’s beloved dog, other social media users found the more humorous side, saying they would wait to hear Major’s side.
A hilarious meme surfaced online of Major sitting opposite Oprah Winfrey and replacing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in their bombshell interview.
‘I’m going to wait for Major Biden’s side of the story, he deserves to be heard,’ wrote one person next to the meme.
Another re-imagined some of Meghan’s comments about the royal family not protecting her as a major retelling his version of the events.
‘I was upset because I felt that the Biden’s were not protecting me. The Secret Service continued to act like they were throwing the ball, but it was in their hands the whole time. They told me I would be protected against it, but I wasn’t, ‘they wrote.
Others shared links to buy a new range of T-shirts featuring a cartoon image of Major along with the tagline ‘Major Biden: Bite Back Better’.
“Major Biden is still better than Stephen Miller,” one person wrote, referring to Trump’s senior policy adviser and White House director of speechwriting.
The online canine community also backed Major, with a fellow German Shepherd appearing to write, ‘I understand Major’s struggle! We are alike and my human has had to teach other people how and when and when not to approach me. You have this #MajorBiden. ‘
Joe and Jill Biden rescued the pair of German Shepherds in 2018 and took them to the White House
Jill Biden’s press secretary Michael LaRosa confirmed Monday’s biting incident CNN Tuesday: ‘Yes, Major smothered someone on a walk.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the person was seen by WHMU and then returned to work.”
It comes just three weeks after Major bit another guard and was banished to Biden’s family home in Delaware.
He received training alongside the other dog Champ van de Bidens.
Major was last seen on a leash walk around 5:00 PM on Monday. It is unclear when exactly the last biting incident occurred.
In early March, press secretary Jen Psaki defended the first biting incident, saying the first dogs were “still getting used to their new environment and new people.”
She said Major, who adopted Biden and his wife Jill from an animal shelter in November 2018, “ was surprised by an unknown person and responded in a manner that resulted in a minor injury to the individual, which was handled by the medical unit at the hospital. White House. without the need for further treatment. ‘
She declined to say if the person was an agent of the Secret Service, or gave no other identifying information.
Major is the first rescue dog to have lived in the White House, following Biden’s inauguration in January.
The Bidens adopted him as companion for 14-year-old Champ after telling him that having a younger companion would help the older dog’s health.
It comes just three weeks after Major bit another guard and was banished to Biden’s family home in Delaware
Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump had no pets in the White House.
First Lady Jill Biden said in an interview last month that she was focused on getting the dogs into their new Washington home.
“They have to take the elevator, they are not used to that, and they have to go up the South Lawn with a lot of people watching them. So that’s what I’m obsessed with, getting everyone to calm down and calm down, ” she said on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
The dogs joined the Bidens in the White House shortly after they moved to Washington.
Since then, they have been allowed to roam freely in the White House grounds and often in the background of Oval Office photos.