19:12 GMT13 April 2021
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    The president's dogs have been getting quite the news coverage lately. Major, a three-year-old German shepherd that the Democrat took from an animal shelter in 2018 had to receive special training after he bit a US Secret Service Agent.

    Twitter has been set on fire after US media reported that one of President Biden's dogs defecated in a White House hallway outside the Diplomatic Reception Room. Local media report that correspondents, who arrived at the White House to accompany First Lady Jill Biden on her trip to California, were the first to spot the incident. It's unclear which dog – Major, 3, Champ, 12 – was responsible for staining the carpet.

    What seems like a light news story has since turned into a war of words on social media. Some users blasted the Associated Press, which allegedly broke the story, for reporting silly news.

    ​Others joked that they have more breaking news for AP.

    ​Many used the story to criticise President Biden and his policies...

    ​… while other netizens lambasted his predecessor.

    ​One parody account joked that someone's trying to destroy the dogs' reputation.

    ​This is not the first time that a dog has had a bathroom accident in the White House. Former First Lady Michelle Obama once revealed that their dog Sunny liked to sneak off in order to do one's and two's in the White House.

    The news comes a day after it was reported that one of Biden's dogs, Major, had another biting accident. The canine, who is the first rescue dog to live in the White House, reportedly nipped an employee of the US National Park Service. Michael LaRosa, a spokesperson for First Lady Jill Biden, said Major is still adjusting to life in the White House.

    Joe Biden, poop, Dogs, White House
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