Warding off a complex question with vulgarity, President Joe Biden on Monday called a Fox News reported Son of a B**** after the journalist asked him a very realistic question related to the sharp rise in inflation.
Seemingly dodging the question with a cuss word, when Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked Biden, “Do you think inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms?”, the President responded with sarcasm saying, “It’s a great asset — more inflation.” Then he shook his head and added, “What a stupid son of a bitch.”
The president was taking questions in the East Room of the White House for a meeting of his Competition Council, which is focused on changing regulations and enforcing laws to help consumers deal with high prices. Reporters in the room shouted a number of questions after Biden’s remarks.
After the secession, Doocy laughed it off in a subsequent appearance on his network, joking, “Nobody has fact-checked him yet and said it’s not true.”
The White House has insisted repeatedly that it is focused on curbing inflation, with Biden reorienting his entire economic agenda around the issue, but to no avail, as currently, inflation in the USA is at a 40-year-high.