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Hot mic catches Biden calling Fox News reporter ‘stupid son of a b—-‘

President Biden was caught on a hot microphone Monday calling Fox News reporter Peter Doocy a “stupid son of a bitch” after he asked a question about inflation. 

“Will you take a question on inflation?” Doocy shouted to Biden at the White House during an event billed as a meeting with administration officials on efforts to lower prices for working families.

“Do you think inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms?” Doocy then asked. 

“No, it’s a great asset,” Biden responded. “More inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch.” 

Biden has had a somewhat contentious relationship with Doocy since the Fox News reporter covered his presidential campaign in 2020. 

During a press conference last week, Doocy asked Biden why he had taken the country “so far to the left,” which the president laughed off before saying he’s not a socialist. 

Video of Biden’s comment was widely circulated on social media within minutes. Speaking later on “Special Report” about the comments, Doocy said he couldn’t hear the president at the time. 

“Nobody has fact-checked him yet and said it’s not true,” Doocy joked. 

“He didn’t want to take any questions off topic,” he added. “And now we’ll just wait to see if the White House has to bleep that out.”

Doocy said Biden called him later on Monday night. 
 
“He called my cell phone and 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.” 
 
Doocy said he and the president had “a nice call” during which he told Biden he would always “try and ask something different than what everybody else is asking,” to which Doocy said Biden replied: “You’ve got to.” 
 
Updated on Jan. 25 at 5:57 a.m.
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