US President Joe Biden called a Fox News journalist a “stupid bastard …” The American leader addressed the inflation question in this way. The US president probably thought he had his microphone off.
The incident took place when the press corps was led out of the room in the White House, where the Biden cabinet’s meeting on inflation and strengthening competition in the market began.
A Fox News journalist’s question to Biden
When Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy, shouting, asked the president if he thought inflation was a political burden, Biden replied sarcastically, apparently thinking he had his microphone off:
– No, that’s a great asset. More inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch … – said Biden.
This is the second such incident in recent days involving Biden and journalists from a station that is strongly critical of him. Last week, Biden stated – again with the microphone on and in a similar situation – that reporter Jacqui Heinrich asked a “stupid question” when she asked him “why is he waiting for Putin to make the first move.”
Inflation, which reached 7% in the US in December. per year – the highest level in 40 years – is one of the president’s main political problems, and polls show that most voters blame it on him.
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