US President Joe Biden was on Monday caught on camera using abusive language against a journalist on the sidelines of a White House event.
“Do you think inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms?” Peter Doocy asked the President.
"It's a great asset. More inflation,” Joe Biden responded sarcastically.“What a stupid son of a b***h,” the 79-year-old muttered, unaware that his microphone was still on.
Democrats: Donald Trump’s attacks on the press are an attack on the First Amendment.
Joe Biden to Peter Doocy: “What a stupid son of a b*tch.”
Democrats: *silence* pic.twitter.com/csPv2yjNPb— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 24, 2022
The incident took place when Biden was attending a meeting of his competition council, a panel focused on changing regulations and enforcing laws to help consumers deal with high prices.
Predictably, the Democrat veteran's remark was viral on social media in no time and the clip was widely shared and condemned.
The reporter shrugged the insult off in a later interview on Fox.
"Yeah nobody has fact-checked him yet and said it's not true," Doocy said.In June 2021, Biden was caught on camera lashing out at a CNN reporter after she asked him about his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “If you don’t understand that, you’re in the wrong business," he told CNN's Kaitlin Collins. He later apologised to her for losing his temper.