Biden apologizes after caught on hot mic calling Fox reporter profane remark

Joe Biden, US President

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# 25 January 2022 12:49 (UTC +04:00)

President Joe Biden was heard insulting a reporter from the Fox channel on a hot microphone following a White House event Monday afternoon, APA reports citing CNN.

The president’s profane remark came as reporters were shouting questions while exiting the East Room following a White House Competition Council meeting on efforts to lower prices.

Fox White House Correspondent Peter Doocy asked Biden, “Would you take a question on inflation … ? Do you think inflation is a political liability in the midterms?”

“It’s a great asset — more inflation,” Biden deadpanned.

Biden called Doocy to apologize for his remark later Monday, according to a person familiar with the conversation.