Biden ‘clears the air’ on insulting reporter — Analysis

Fox News reported that President Biden talked to the reporter shortly after he insulted him at a press conference

Appearing on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News, Doocy said the president called his cell phone “within about an hour of that exchange.”

“He said, ‘It’s nothing personal, pal,’” Doocy continued. “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 going to 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.”

“Did he apologize?”Hannity was asked.

Doocy answered: “He cleared the air and I appreciate it. We had a nice call.”

WATCH Biden insult reporter over inflation

“Hey Sean, the world is on the brink of, like, World War III right now with all of this stuff going on,”The reporter apparently was referring to tensions ongoing between NATO and Russia in the area of Ukraine. “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.”

Doocy told Hannity that although he didn’t hear Biden’s insult, he heard it later from colleagues.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Biden appeared to be irritated by Doocy’s question about inflation. “That’s a great asset, more inflation. What a stupid son of a b***h,”The microphone was on, and the president murmured. This phrase was captured on video, and it later found its way into an official transcript published by White House.

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