While President Trump continues to exhaust his legal options for staying in the White House, there are quite a few “firsts” happening around him.
Should the results of the election stick, Kamala Harris would be the first woman, the first black, and the first Asian American to hold the office of Vice President. In addition, Joe Biden’s furry friends will be making some history themselves.
Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, have two German shepherds, Major and Champ.
While there is a very long tradition of presidential pets, one of the Biden dogs will be making a bit of history. NBC News has reported that Major will be the first rescue dog in the White House. The Bidens fostered and then adopted Major two years ago, through the Delaware Humane Association.
The Bidens got Champ as a puppy in 2008, while Biden was serving as vice president.
Donald Trump was one of the first Presidents to be elected who did not bring a pet to the White House.
The Biden campaign leaned into the dog angle in late-term election marketing, issuing tweets emphasizing their canine pals.
Let’s put dogs back in the White House. pic.twitter.com/7pBihksfXT
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 1, 2020
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