Biden Caught On Hot Mic Calling Fox Reporter Peter Doocy A ‘Stupid SOB’
President Joe Biden and Fox White House correspondent Peter Doocy had a hostile exchange on Monday following a meeting with the Competition Council and members of the Cabinet surrounding competition and ways to decrease prices for American families.
Inflation is at extremely high levels and the White House held the meeting to explain to the public what they are trying to do to fix the issue longterm.
The press shouted questions as they were being forced out of the room. After Biden shot down one reporter’s question that was completely unrelated to the economy, Doocy asked, “Will you take inflation questions then? Do you think inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms?”
“No, it’s a great asset — more inflation,” Biden said into a hot mic. “What a stupid son of a bitch.”
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Doocy confirmed on Hannity that Biden called him about an hour after the exchange.
“He said ‘It’s nothing personal, pal,'” Doocy said. “And we went back and forth, and we were talking about just kind of moving forward, and I made sure to tell him that I’m always gonna try to ask something different than what everybody else is asking. And he said, ‘You got to.’ And that’s a quote from the president, so I’ll keep doing it.”
At the end of a Biden photo op, when reporters shouted Q's hoping he'd respond, Fox's Peter Doocy asked, "Do you think inflation is a political liability in the midterms?" Biden deadpanned: "It's a great asset—more inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch." pic.twitter.com/Tt4ZVz5Ynj
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 24, 2022
When Sean Hannity pressed Doocy to explain if he had gotten an actual apology, Doocy brushed it off.
“Hey Sean, the world is on the brink of, like, World War III right now with all of this stuff going on. I appreciate that the president took a couple of minutes out this evening while he was still at this desk to give me a call and clear the air.”
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