The Biden family is in mourning. On Saturday June 19, the 46th President of the United States took to social media to announce bad news. Indeed, the successor of Donald Trump let it be known through a statement posted on his Twitter account that one of his dogs had died. This is Champ, who, after joining the White House, had to face a strange controversy. “It is with a heavy heart that we share with you today the death of our beloved German Shepherd Champ, which occurred naturally at home”, we can read. “He was a loyal companion, dear, for the past thirteen years and was adored by the entire Biden family.” The message is accompanied by a photo of the canine.
Joe and Jill Biden loved dearly the animal that was always present by their side. “No matter where we were, he was there, and everything was immediately better when he was next to us. (…) In the happiest moments, but also in the moments of mourning, he was there, sensitive to our feelings and emotions “, specifies the text. Champ was adopted in 2008.
Our family lost our loving companion Champ today. I will miss him. pic.twitter.com/sePqXBIAsE
– President Biden (@POTUS) June 19, 2021
Joe Biden: who’s his second dog, Major?
In 2018, Joe Biden and his wife welcomed a second companion within their cocoon. Major, another German Shepherd, adopted from a shelter. The animal had in particular been talked about in March following an incident with one of the security agents of the White House. Indeed, the animal had attacked and bitten a security guard and had, following that, to follow a “course of discipline” for several days in order to limit possible future accidents. The goal was for the animal to adapt to its new environment: the First Lady had already explained during her visit to The Kelly Clarkson Show that the dogs had trouble getting used to this unknown life, very exposed, in the gardens of their new home.
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