TODAY   |  December 05, 2013

Jenna Bush Hager reveals: First Dog Barney was ‘a jerk’

The Obama family dog Sunny jumped on a 2-year-old girl at a White House event yesterday, pushing the child to the ground. But Jenna Bush Hager says the Bush family dog, Barney, was “a real jerk” and recalls such unfortunate examples as the time Barney bit a reporter.

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>> charges. the next story you can relate to.

>> i can.

>> dogs in the white house .

>> this took place this photograph gathering where the first lady michelle obama unveiled the holiday trimmings. look at this sweet little girl , who joined in putting up the tree. oh, that's a little 2-year-old ashton, she lost her balance and fell down when the little dog jumped up.

>> we have a video of it.

>> here we go.

>> she's okay. she's fine. she doesn't even cry.

>> she held on to her goody bag.

>> you think sunny is bad. he is leging the baby. she is sweet.

>> you guys have experience. barney was a real jerk.

>> wow.

>> wow.

>> i eno, i'm sorry for those, well, he was a little temperamental. there was a reporter that he bit.

>> they were there.

>> i feel bad saying that. he was he didn't like strangers. he bit a person twice when he gave him a spank. my dad said he deserved it.

>> barney showed a lot of spunk.

>> you are smearing barney.