Biden calls Fox star ‘stupid son of a bitch’ after presser

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President Joe Biden called Fox star Peter Doocy a “stupid son of a bitch” on a live mic Jan. 24, 2022.

Doocy, who is actually the son of fellow Fox star and host of “Fox & Friends” Steve Doocy, asked Biden if he thought “… inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms?” at the end of a press event.

The event was just wrapping up and various background noise could be heard, including what sounds like people thanking each other for coming, Peter can be heard yelling the question over the din.

“(It’s) a great asset, more inflation,” Biden can be heard saying under his breath at his seated position in front of a microphone.

“What a stupid son of a bitch,” he added, apparently referring to Peter.

White House Press Secretary Jenn Psaki appeared to confirm the story Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 by explaining the comment was “nothing personal” and that the president had called Steve to “clear the air.”

Peter confirmed the president’s call.

Peter is known for getting into heated exchanges with Biden and Psaki at press events, including pushing talking points from the right, borderline conspiracy theories and misinformation.

Peter, who is 34, started contributing to Fox while in college and joined full time in 2009.

His appointment to the plum post raised eyebrows of nepotism given the high profile nature of the position that typically is only gained after years of experience.

That said, CNN made Kaitlan Collins chief White House correspondent in 2021 when she was only 28, though she does not have any parents working in high profile positions at CNN — or any other network for that matter. As of this writing, Collins is the youngest person to attain the position at any network.

Chanel Rion, who is assigned to the White House by the far right leaning OAN is 31. She gained considerable attention during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic by entering the briefing room without clearance when the White House and White House Correspondents Association set capacities on how many people could be in the room, which is often standing room only under normal circumstances.