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Biden curses Fox News reporter after he asks about inflation

Economic IndicatorsJan 24, 2022 11:40PM ET
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© Reuters. U.S. President Joe Biden responds to questions from reporters as he meets with his Competition Council in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Leah Millis

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden was caught on a hot mic cursing a Fox News reporter at a White House event on Monday after the journalist shouted a question about the impact of rising inflation on this year's congressional elections.

As journalists were ushered out of a meeting of Biden's Competition Council, Peter Doocy, a White House correspondent with whom Biden regularly spars, asked if it was OK to ask about inflation and if it was a political liability.

"That's a great asset, more inflation," Biden responded sarcastically over a din of reporters shouting questions, apparently not realizing his microphone was still on. "What a stupid son of a bitch," he added.

U.S. consumer prices increased solidly https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-consumer-prices-increase-strongly-december-2022-01-12 in December, culminating in the largest annual rise in inflation in nearly four decades.

Within about an hour of the exchange, Biden called Doocy's cell phone and said "it's nothing personal, pal," Doocy later told Fox News host Sean Hannity.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment while Fox News pointed Reuters to a transcript of an interview with Doocy about the exchange on Monday evening.

Biden took office a year ago pledging to take a hard line on any disrespect among members of his administration.

"If you're ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect, talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot ... no ifs, ands or buts," Biden told political appointees during a virtual swearing-in ceremony. "Everybody is entitled to be treated with decency and dignity," he said at the time.

Biden's predecessor, Republican Donald Trump, famously attacked reporters at rallies and news conferences, to the delight of many of his supporters.

Doocy, who has long covered Biden, regularly gets called on by the president at events, often asking skeptical and critical questions. Conservative-leaning Fox News has been critical of Biden's presidency and Democrats.

Biden curses Fox News reporter after he asks about inflation
 

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Trumpster Rocks
Trumpster Rocks Jan 26, 2022 1:15AM ET
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This Im-poster in chief is showing in spaddddes no pun intended. As Elaine on Sin-field would say Fake fake fake and fake?
Trumpster Rocks
Trumpster Rocks Jan 26, 2022 1:13AM ET
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My post got algo'd by the Dis in formation Crew here... I believe they are called the dem o crouts and boot lic kers ?
John Doe
ForexInsiders Jan 25, 2022 10:09AM ET
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Imagine if Biden went through what Trump did for 4 years. Lets see how fun the shows get.
Jason Zou
Jason Zou Jan 25, 2022 1:46AM ET
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Truly are some of them.
Ty Sy
Ty Sy Jan 25, 2022 12:28AM ET
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The press hasn't changed much in my opinion. they still write to get a reaction not to report the news or the facts. a commercial organization doesn't give the product away for free. how are they going to get paid is what matters.
Todd Gray
Todd Gray Jan 25, 2022 12:19AM ET
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Biden hasn't had 1% of what the media put Trump through. If he did have that much heat, how well do you think would he handle it?
Jason Zou
Jason Zou Jan 25, 2022 12:19AM ET
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Your grammer must be taught by an athlete.
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Jan 25, 2022 12:19AM ET
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Jason Zou  and in Trump University
Maximus Maximus
Maximus Maximus Jan 24, 2022 10:43PM ET
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Fox 'News' - stupid channel for stupid SoB's
Co Gonz
Co Gonz Jan 24, 2022 10:43PM ET
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What news do you suggest
Roy Nisani
Roy Nisani Jan 24, 2022 10:07PM ET
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leave this senile person alone! he thinks he is the president, poor old man
Don Getty
Don Getty Jan 24, 2022 10:07PM ET
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trumps, next first, is going to be so great - 1st US President to go to the crow bar hotel for being oblivious to honest behavior! GOP making america great one jail sentence at a time!
Jason Zou
Jason Zou Jan 24, 2022 10:07PM ET
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Yeah, senile, true, who is not then in that small circle?
Ken Weaver
Ken Weaver Jan 24, 2022 9:57PM ET
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This article is beyond poorly written. The intention of the writer is to convince people that “it aint that bad” because he works for FOX and leans to the right. And just like every other bias article written by these grifters, they managed to add Donald Trumps name into it, because theyre still, to this day, attempting to use the rage they’ve created to sway the reader. Even when a Democrat does something vile and unacceptable in any civil society, the media attempts to justify it and protect thier own. The media cant be trusted anymore. Thier values no longer align with normal people.
Aleksandr Radchenko
Aleksandr Radchenko Jan 24, 2022 9:57PM ET
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oh you are right. The media cannot be trusted. moreover, programmers, doctors, builders, drivers, lawyers, salesmen, bankers, chefs, military men, photographers, elevator operators, ... you can only trust me. Only I tell you the truth and I affirm that you often deceive yourself.
Aaron Chaff
AayAayRon Jan 24, 2022 9:54PM ET
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He's not used to getting tough questions. The Democrat media rarely ask him any.
 
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