White House defends Sunny and Bo after biting report
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President Obama’s top spokesman on Friday defended the first family’s dogs after a report this week that one bit a young visitor.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest refused to confirm the report, but said with a grin that “Bo and Sunny have been genuine ambassadors to the American people."

The comment elicited laughter from the reporters assembled inside the James A. Brady Press Briefing Room. 


“They’ve represented themselves and their country quite well,” a smiling Earnest added.

TMZ reported Thursday that the younger Obama dog, Sunny, recently bit an 18-year-old family friend when she went to pet her.

The bite reportedly left a cut under the girl’s eye, which was treated by the White House physician.

Sunny’s misbehavior has gotten her press in the past.

In late 2015, first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaDem holds single-digit lead in race to replace Franken Trump rebukes Holder, Clinton with 'jobs not mobs' refrain Nikki Haley powerfully rebuts Trump MORE said the Portuguese Water Dog “can be naughty,” telling children gathered for Christmas celebrations that Sunny wasn’t entirely White House-broken.

“Because you know what she does sometimes? She leaves the kitchen and she’ll sneak, and she’ll go poop on the other end of the White House,” Obama said.