After President Joe Biden‘s dog, Major Biden, bit a member of the Secret Service, the dog was sent back to Delaware until further notice. ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asked Biden about what Major has been up to in Delaware, and Biden reassured that the dog is working with a trainer.

“Is Major out of the dog house?” Stephanopoulos asked Biden during an interview Wednesday.

“The answer is yes,” Biden said. “Major was a rescue pup. Major did not bite someone and penetrate the skin. The dog’s being trained now with our trainer at home in Delaware.”

Biden did not say if his dog would ever return to the White House, but Press Secretary Jen Psaki said soon after the incident that both of the Biden dogs, Champ and Major, were in the care of “family friends,” and that the dogs would be returning to the White House “soon.” Psaki then said that the dog Major “was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual.”

Realigning the story, Biden told Stephanopoulos that Major’s return to Delaware wasn’t a punishment. “He was going home. I didn’t banish him to home. Jill was going to be away for four days. I was going to be away for two, so we took him home.”

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