WATCH Biden insult reporter over inflation — Analysis
Biden calls Fox News reporter who asked about inflation ‘stupid son of a b****’
When asked about the political consequences of inflation, US President Joe Biden called a reporter. “stupid son of a b****.” The remark was captured before his microphone was cut off, at Monday’s meeting of the White House Competition Council.
The White House press corps was invited to the meeting’s opening, as Biden argued his administration was getting the record US inflation under control and lowering prices of everything from food to iPhone repairs.
He refused to take any questions about the ongoing tensions with Russia over Ukraine, complaining that the reporters won’t stay on the topic at hand. As the media were being ushered out, Fox News’ Peter Doocy shouted a question about inflation being a political liability for the administration.
“That’s a great asset. Inflation. What a stupid son of a b****,”Biden murmured, his microphone still on. Social media quickly allowed the exchange to spread.
In less than one week, this is Biden’s second hot mic incident complaining about Fox News. Biden responded to a question about Russia by another cable reporter on Thursday during a meeting of the White House science team and technology team. “what a stupid question.”
Two days prior, he snapped at a reporter during the lengthy press conference at the White House – the second of its kind since he took office.
“That is an interesting reading of English. I assume you got into journalism because you liked to write,” he told Philip Wegmann of RealClear News, who had asked about Biden’s statement that anyone who opposed the Democrat “voting rights”Bill was on the side of segregationists John Lewis & Bull Connor.
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