Hot Mike appears to call Fox News reporter Peter Doocy “the stupid son of a bitch” on Monday in response to a question asked at the start of the White House event on consumer goods price cuts. I was caught in.
At the end of the meeting at the White House, reporters asked the president for updates on the phone calls made earlier in the day about the situation in Ukraine. Biden seemed impatient that the question was off the topic of the meeting.
“The only reason I don’t like to do this is that you never report why I called the meeting, and this is really important. I’m very, very, very good. We had a meeting — a perfect match with all European leaders, which we’ll talk about later, “Biden told reporters. “Thank you.”
Later, another reporter began asking questions about the Pentagon’s plans to send up to 8,500 US troops to Eastern Europe in anticipation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Biden ignored the question and the reporters were escorted from the room when Doucy shouted, “Do you think inflation is a political responsibility in the medium term?”
“It’s a great asset — more inflation,” Biden replied in a low voice he heard on his live mic. “What a stupid bitch son.”
This is the second time in a week I’ve heard Biden criticize a question asked by a Fox News reporter. At the end of Thursday’s White House press conference, Foxnews correspondent Jackie Heinrich asked questions about Biden’s response to the threat posed by Ukrainian Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Why are you waiting for Putin to make the first move?” Heinrich asked.
“What a ridiculous question,” Biden said when the reporters were led out of the room.