President Joe Biden explains dog Major’s biting incident: ‘He’s a sweet dog’

President Joe Biden is setting the record straight regarding first dog Major’s “biting incident” earlier this month.

During an interview with “Good Morning America” host George Stephanopoulos that aired Wednesday, Biden said Major “did not bite someone and penetrate the skin” elaborating that his dog was a “rescue pup” and is getting acclimated to his new home.

“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.”

Last week, the White House said the Biden family dogs, Major and Champ, are temporarily back in Delaware while the first lady is traveling following an incident in which Major caused a “minor injury” to an undisclosed person. 

First dogs Champ and Major Biden on the South Lawn of the White House on Jan. 25, 2021. The pooches were seen trotting on the grounds with first lady Jill Biden. (Photo: JIM WATSON, AFP via Getty Images)

Biden dogs are in Delaware while Jill Biden travels after Major caused a ‘minor injury’

“Major was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual, which was handled by the White House Medical Unit with no further treatment needed,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at the time.

During his interview with Stephanopoulos, Biden explained the dogs’ visit home to Delaware was a pre-planned trip and had nothing to do with the incident.

“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.”

He noted Major is currently being trained in Delaware.

Major and Champ moved in to the White House a few days after inauguration, a return to the decades-long tradition of presidential pets following President Donald Trump’s dog-less administration.

First lady Jill Biden’s office posted pictures at the time of the two pups frolicking on the South Lawn. “Champ and Major have joined us in the White House!” said the tweet adorned with red hearts and paw prints. 

“Champ is enjoying his new dog bed by the fireplace and Major loved running around on the South Lawn,” reported LaRosa in an email to USA TODAY.

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