Joe Biden was heard calling a reporter from the Fox channel a “stupid son of a bitch” after a meeting on Monday.
The President’s colorful language was caught on a hot mic following the White House event.
Reporters, who were asking about Ukraine and Russia, were told they couldn’t ask questions that were off topic, but that didn’t stop a Fox News reporter.
Fox White House Correspondent Peter Doocy asked Biden: “Would you take a question on inflation … ? Do you think inflation is a political liability in the midterms?”
And the question clearly triggered the President.
“It’s a great asset — more inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch.”
Doocy confirmed that following the insult, he received a phone call from a very apologetic Biden.
“Within about an hour of that exchange, he called my cell phone and he said, ‘It’s nothing personal, pal,'”
“He cleared the air, and I appreciated it. We had a nice call,”
Doocy warned the President he plans to catch him off guard with more unexpected questions like that, and Biden responded warmly.