Biden curses Fox News reporter after he asks about inflation

25/1/2022 6:45:00 AM

Biden curses Fox News reporter after he asks about inflation

Biden curses Fox News reporter after he asks about inflation

WASHINGTON — US President Joe Biden was caught on a hot mic cursing a Fox News reporter at a White House event on Monday (Jan 24) after the journalist shouted a question about the impact of rising inflation on this year's congressional elections.

"That's a great asset, more inflation," Mr Biden responded sarcastically over a din of reporters shouting questions, apparently not realising his microphone was still on."What a stupid son of a bitch," he added.US consumer prices increased solidly in December, culminating in the largest annual rise in inflation in nearly four decades.

Within about an hour of the exchange, Mr Biden called Mr Doocy's cell phone and said"it's nothing personal, pal”, Mr 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 Mr Doocy about the exchange on Monday evening.

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