Biden answers inflation query by calling Fox reporter SOB
Reporters in the room shouted a number of questions after Bidens remarks.Fox News Peter Doocy asked Biden about inflation, which is at a nearly 40-year high and has hurt the presidents public approval.
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The president was in the East Room of the White House for a meeting of his Competition Council, which is focussed 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.
Doocy called out, ''Do you think inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms?'' Biden responded with sarcasm, ''It's a great asset -- more inflation.'' Then he shook his head and added, ''What a stupid son of a bitch.'' His comments were captured on video and by the microphone in front of him. 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 did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The White House has insisted repeatedly that it is focussed on curbing inflation, with Biden reorienting his entire economic agenda around the issue. But the president has also shown a willingness to challenge a media that he deems to be too critical, especially Fox News and Doocy.
''I know you do,'' Biden said. ''None of them make a lot of sense to me. Fire away.''
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