President Biden appeared to call Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy a “stupid son of a b—h” after Doocy shouted a question the president found ridiculous.
“Do you think inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms?” Doocey appeared to ask Monday at the end of a press event.
The president, seemingly not noticing he was still seated in front of a live microphone, looked off camera, repeated the question, then replied sarcastically.
“That’s a great asset, more inflation,” Biden said. “What a stupid son of a b—h.”
While the question came from off camera, numerous outlets reported that it had been asked by Doocy.
Doocy established himself as a White House gadfly during the president’s marathon press conference last week by asking the leading question, “Why are you trying so hard in your first year to pull the country so far to the left?”
Before calling on the Fox News reporter at that presser, Biden said none of Doocy’s questions make a lot of sense to him, but he’s willing to try and provide answers.
Doocy’s Wikipedia page was updated almost immediately after the president’s remark Monday.
“On January 24, 2022, Doocy attracted national attention when Joe Biden called Doocy a ‘stupid son of a b—h,’ which is a true statement,” the addition to the reporter’s biography read.
That statement was quickly cleaned up by Wikipedia, which deleted the second half of the sentence. Doocy is the son of “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy.
Government officials have had harsh words for conservative critics as of late.
Last week, when Sen. Roger Marshall asked NIDAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci if he’d hand over his already publicly available financial disclosures, the infectious disease expert commented into a microphone he seemingly didn’t think would amplify his observations.
“What a moron,” Fauci said under his breath. “Jesus Christ!”