Biden calls Fox News reporter ‘stupid son of a bitch’

Washington, Jan 24 (EFE) .- The President of the United States, Joe Biden, called a journalist from the conservative Fox News network “stupid son of a bitch” on Monday, in response to a question at the end of an act at the White House . Biden’s insult took place after reporter Peter Doocy asked him if he believed that inflation in the United States could be a “political burden” for his party in the legislative elections that will be held in November in the country. “It’s a great resource, plus inflation,” Biden said sarcastically, before adding: “What a stupid son of a bitch.” It’s unclear whether the president realized his microphone was still on, since he made his comment as reporters were already leaving the White House East Room, where they had attended the start of a Biden meeting on how to get them down. prices in the country. After Biden complained that all the journalists’ questions were about the crisis in Ukraine, and as his colleagues were preparing to leave the room, Doocy asked that question about inflation and the president unleashed his outburst. The incident quickly became the talk of the afternoon on Fox News and even on rival network CNN, the first of which was Doocy being interviewed, who joked about it. “No one has verified so far (what Biden has said) and said it’s not true (that I’m a stupid son of a bitch),” the White House correspondent said. Doocy has had several tense exchanges with White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki because her questions reflect the conservative bias of Fox News and are sometimes based on disinformation-based premises. However, despite Biden’s tendency to speak off-key at times, he has not so far shown similar disrespect to any journalist, though he said last week that the question another Fox News reporter had asked him was “stupid”. What happened drew criticism from other White House correspondents, including CNN’s Jeremy Diamond, who tweeted: “It wasn’t cool when (former President Donald) Trump insulted the press, and it wasn’t cool when Biden did either.” During his tenure, Trump (2017-2021) constantly attacked journalists, especially those critical of him, whom he described as “the enemies of the people”, and also used the insult “son of a bitch” at least once , to refer to an NBC host, Chuck Todd.

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