During a White House event on lowering prices for American families, President Biden was caught on a hot mic responding to Fox ‘News’ correspondent Peter Doocy’s lame question about inflation and the midterms by saying: “What a stupid son of a bitch.”
As reporters were being ushered out of the room, Doocy shouted out, “Do you think inflation is a political liability going into the midterms?”
“No, it’s a great asset,” Mr. Biden muttered sarcastically. “More inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch.”
Later that evening, Doocy appeared on “Hannity” and claimed President Biden called the ‘stupid SOB’ and patched things up.
“He called my cellphone and he said, ‘It’s nothing personal, pal,'” Doocy said on the program.
“He cleared the air and I appreciated it. We had a nice call,” Doocy added.
Both President Biden and the Redheaded Badass, Jen Psaki, have had testy exchanges with Doocy in the past.
According to NBC:
In August, Biden exaggeratedly hung his head while Doocy was asking him about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
In November, Biden snapped at Doocy when he asked him whether the administration was providing incentives for illegal immigration by discussing large financial settlements with victims of the Trump administration’s family separation policy. “If you guys keep sending that garbage out, yeah. But it’s not true,” Biden replied.
The exasperation preceded Biden’s presidency. Doocy would often ask Biden about his son Hunter Biden’s personal and business dealings during the 2020 campaign, clearly annoying him. In one instance, Doocy asked Biden whether his son had fathered a child in Arkansas. “Only you would ask that,” Biden snapped back, adding sarcastically: “You’re a good man. Classy.”
On another occasion, Doocy asked Biden who his running mate was going to be. “You,” Biden replied.
A blast from the past: