Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy got a little more of an answer than he was looking for after asking Biden about inflation. Biden had just finished up a Press Conference and as the reporters were leaving Doocy figured he’d try one last question to see if he would bite, and bite he did. Biden, unaware that his mic was hot called Doocy “a son of a bitch.”
Doocy talked about the incident on Fox & Friends.
“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 explained on Fox that he was following Biden’s lead after he announced he would only take on-topic questions. Doocy went on to explain that they were all quickly rushed out of the room so fast that he missed the president calling him a ‘stupid SOB’. According to Doocy, a colleague asked him about it later:
“So I shouted, ‘Okay, what about inflation? Do you think inflation is a political liability in the midterms?’” Doocy said. “I couldn’t even hear him because people were shouting at us to get out. But somebody came up to me in the briefing room a few minutes later and said, ‘Did you hear what the president said?’ And I said, ‘No, what?’ They said, ‘He called you stupid SOB.’ And I said, ‘Did he say SOB?’ and the person said, ‘No.’”
“So Doocy, I think the president’s right, you are a stupid SOB,” co-host Jesse Watters quipped.
“Yeah, nobody has fact-checked him yet and said it’s not true,” Doocy replied.
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He later talked about how Biden called him about the incident on Hannity.
“Appearing on “Hannity,” Doocy said the president reached out to him “within about an hour of that exchange.”
“He said ‘It’s nothing personal, pal,'” Doocy said. “And we went back and forth, and we were talking about just kind of moving forward, and I made sure to tell him that I’m always gonna try to ask something different than what everybody else is asking. And he said, ‘You got to.’ And that’s a quote from the president, so I’ll keep doing it.”
When Fox News’ Sean Hannity asked if Biden apologized, Doocy responded, “He cleared the air and I appreciate it.”
“We had a nice call,” Doocy said.
“That’s not an answer,” Hannity chuckled. “That doesn’t sound like an apology.”
“He said ‘It’s nothing personal, pal.’ And I told him that I appreciate him reaching out,” Doocy replied, adding, “Hey Sean, the world is on the brink of, like, World War III right now with all of this stuff going on. I appreciate that the president took a couple of minutes out this evening while he was still at this desk to give me a call and clear the air.”
“I don’t need anybody to apologize to me. He can call me whatever he wants as long as it gets him talking!” Doocy added. “I think that’s enough. That’s enough. So we can move on. We can now move forward. There will be years- three to seven years of opportunities to ask him about different stuff.”
Biden doesn’t like apologizing, we have already seen that with the Gold Star Families. But at least he did make the effort which is far more than you’d expect. I guess inflation is a sore spot for Biden. Although when you look at how the country has been going, there are probably tons of sore spots for Biden.