Despite having a ruff run of things with first dog Major caught up in a biting scandal, President Biden and first lady Jill Biden announced Friday that they’re bringing a cat to the White House.
“He’s waiting in the wings,” Jill Biden told the “Today” show — quickly correcting herself that their new pet is actually a “she.”
“She is waiting in the wings,” the first lady said, without giving any further details on the new member of the first family.
The president chuckled when interviewer Craig Melvin asked if it “was your idea, Mr. President?”
“No, but it’s easy,” he said with a smile, suggesting he was conceding to pressure from his wife.
Melvin expressed clear surprise that they would risk a cat-astrophe, given that White House pooch Major just needed specialist training after two biting incidents last month.
“So let me get this straight,” Melvin said. “Major Biden, who’s clearly had some trouble adjusting to life at the White