This could easily be a metaphor, but it isn't. Apparently, there really is a fox foraging around the White House property. That's according to Carol E. Lee in This Wily Gatecrasher at the White House Is a Red Fox.
Here's a witness statement from Josh Earnest, a deputy White House press secretary,
"I was like, 'Oh I should take a picture. This is crazy. There is a fox at the White House,' " Mr. Earnest said. "And he was gone."
I'm like, dude, you sound like a valley girl. And seriously, if you want a photo why don't you set out a critter cam?
Regular visitors of this blog are familiar with the weakness I have for urban foxes, especially on Fox Friday. So the idea of a fox prowling the White House grounds really warms my heart. I sure hope they don't kill the furry little canine.