In an interview with Fox, Jill Biden had hinted that, she would not mind getting a cat. “I’d love to get a cat,” she had said. “I love having animals around the house.” The cat’s breed and name were not available. Representatives for Biden didn’t respond to a request for comment. President Trump opted not to have a pet during his term. But the Bidens’ cat won’t be the first in the White House. Abraham Lincoln had two cats, said Andrew Hager, historian-in-residence at the Presidential Pet Museum. He was a major “cat fan”, Hager said.
Probably one of the most popular cats in the White House was Socks in the Clinton White House. The black and white cat was even the protagonist of an unreleased Super Nintendo game, “Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill”. The last cat to live in the White House, belonged to President George W Bush, Hager said.