President Joe Biden responded to a question about inflation by calling a Fox News reporter a “vulgar”.
The President was in the East Room of the White House on Monday for a meeting of his Competition Council, which focused on changing regulations and enforcing laws to help consumers deal with prices. high. Reporters in the room shouted questions after Biden’s remarks.
Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked Biden about inflation, which is at a nearly 40-year high and has dented the president’s approval. Doocy’s network has been relentless in its criticism of Biden.
Doocy exclaims, “Do you think inflation is a pre-midterm political responsibility?”
Biden replied sarcastically, “It’s a big asset – more inflation.” Then he shook his head and added, “What a stupid bastard.”
The president’s comments were captured on video and by a microphone in front of him. Doocy laughed it off in a later appearance on his network, joking, “Nobody has fact-checked him and said it’s not true.”
Doocy told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that Biden called him afterward to clear the air. Doocy said Biden told him, “Nothing personal, man.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The White House has repeatedly insisted that it is focused on curbing inflation, with Biden reorienting his entire economic agenda around the issue. But the president has also shown a willingness to challenge media outlets he considers overly critical, particularly Fox News and Doocy.
At his press conference last week, Biden told Doocy with sarcasm, “You always ask me the best questions.”
“I have a full set of documents,” the reporter replied.
“I know you do,” Biden said. “None of them mean much to me. Shoot away. ”
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