Get ready to fall in love with Champ and Major!
Over the weekend, multiple outlets including CNN and The Associated Press declared Joe Biden to be the winner of the 2020 presidential election, beating incumbent President Donald Trump.
In celebration of the president-elect’s victory, Twitter account @First_Dogs_USA was created to honor Biden and wife Dr. Jill Biden’s two German shepherds!
In its first tweet, the page — which Huffington Post describes as a “tribute Twitter account” — wrote, “We are so excited and sniffing forward to explore the West Wing together and chase each other in the Rose Garden.”
As of Monday afternoon, it appears the page has been suspended.
Per “E! News,” former Vice President Biden got Champ — named by his granddaughters — after he and former President Barack Obama won the 2008 U.S. presidential election.
In 2018, the Biden family adopted Major from the Delaware Humane Association.
“Today is Major’s lucky day!” read a post on the group’s Facebook page at the time. “Not only did Major find his forever home, but he got adopted by Vice President Joe Biden & Dr. Jill Biden! The Bidens have gotten to know Major while fostering him and are now ready to make the adoption official.”
On Monday, Andrew Hager, director at the Presidential Pet Museum, told CBS News that Major would be the first dog in the White House that “directly came from an animal rescue.”
In addition to bringing cuteness, Champ and Major are restoring a centuries-old tradition after Trump was the first president in more than 120 years to not have a pet at 1600 Penn.
We can’t wait to see more photos of “DOTUS” — the dogs of the United States!