President Biden lashed out at Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy for attempting to press him on inflation.
Biden met with the Competition Council and members of his cabinet Monday to discuss ways to lower prices for American families.
Following his prepared remarks, near the 8-minute mark of the live stream, members of the press began shouting questions, hoping for the president to take a few before they were shown the door by White House staff.
Biden knocked the first reporter, who asked about the administration’s call with European leaders as tensions between Russia and Ukraine rise.
“The only reason I don’t like doing is this because you never report on why it’s called a meeting because you never report on why I’ve called a meeting, and this is important” Biden said. “I had a very, very, very good meeting, totally unanimity with all the European leaders will talk about it later. Thank you.”
“Will you take questions on inflation then?” Doocy then asked. “Do you think inflation will be a political liability ahead of the midterms?”
As Doocy and the other reporters were being shooed away, Biden took a swipe at the Fox News correspondent.
“That’s a great asset, more inflation. What a stupid son of a b—-,” Biden said to his cabinet.
Doocy laughed off Biden’s comments moments later on “The Five,” saying “Yeah, nobody has fact-checked him yet and said it’s not true.”
Later on, Biden called to “clear the air” according to Doocy. Biden reportedly told Doocy that his comments were “nothing personal” and encouraged the Fox News reporter to continue asking about different topics than the rest of the press corps.
This is an excerpt from Fox News.
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