Despite having a ruff run of issues with first canine Major caught up in a biting scandal, President Biden and first woman Jill Biden introduced Friday that they’re bringing a cat to the White House.
“He’s waiting in the wings,” Jill Biden told the “Today” show — shortly correcting herself that their new pet is definitely a “she.”
“She is waiting in the wings,” the primary woman mentioned, with out giving any additional particulars on the brand new member of the primary household.
The president chuckled when interviewer Craig Melvin requested if it “was your idea, Mr. President?”
“No, but it’s easy,” he mentioned with a smile, suggesting he was conceding to stress from his spouse.
Melvin expressed clear shock that they’d threat a cat-astrophe, provided that White House pooch Major simply wanted specialist coaching after two biting incidents final month.
“So let me get this straight,” Melvin mentioned. “Major Biden, who’s clearly had some trouble adjusting to life at the White House, now he’s going to be forced to contend with a cat as well?”
“Well, that was part of his training. They took him into a shelter with cats,” the primary woman mentioned, with the president saying that the “they” was the Secret Service.
“And he did fine,” Jill Biden insisted of the 3-year-old German shepherd.
“He’s such a sweet, lovable dog. He really is,” she mentioned of Major, who’s again within the White House after his coaching.
When Melvin questioned the declare, the primary woman insisted, “He is! I’ll take you to meet him, he’s probably outside now.”