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Biden Caught On Hot Mic Calling Fox News Reporter Peter Doocy 'A Stupid Son Of A B***h’ Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Joe Biden was heard swearing at a reporter for trying to press him on inflation.

On Monday, Biden met members of his cabinet and the Competition Council to discuss ways to lower prices for families in the US, reported Fox News. After his prepared remarks, near the eight-minute mark of the live stream, reporters started shouting questions.

The first reporter asked about Biden administration's call with European leaders as tensions between Ukraine and Russia soar. To which Biden replied saying that the only reason he doesn't like doing this is because journalists "never report on why it's called a meeting because you never report on why I've called a meeting, and this is important" He said that he had a very good meeting, "totally unanimity with all the European leaders will talk about it later."

Then Fox reporter Peter Doocy asked if the President would take questions on inflation. He asked if Biden thinks inflation will be a "political liability ahead of the midterms?" Biden took a swipe at the correspondent by saying "that’s a great asset, more inflation," and then he said "what a stupid son of a b****."

Later Doocy said that other reporters had to tell him that "he said it because I couldn't hear anything over the shouting from (White House staff telling media to leave the room)," reported CNN.

Last week, the President similarly lashed out at another Fox News reporter after his remarks at his press conference about the rise in Russia-Ukraine tension. The reporter asked why he was waiting on Russian President Vladimir Putin to make the first move. Biden chuckled, before calling the reporter's question "stupid."

Earlier Monday during a press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told journalists that Biden "has shown that he respects the value of the freedom of the press."

The Biden administration continues to deal with two major crises. One is the prospect of a Russian invasion of Ukraine and the other is addressing inflation.

Prior to Biden's Monday meeting on lowering prices, he held a video conference with European leaders to talk about the escalating Russia-Ukraine conflict. According to a senior official, during a briefing Saturday, the President discussed options for bolstering US troop levels in Eastern Europe and the Baltics with his top military officials. On Monday, the Pentagon also announced that more than 8,000 US troops had been put on alert for a possible deployment to Eastern Europe. The White House also said that American citizens staying in Ukraine should leave the country.

As for inflation, consumer prices rose last year at the fastest pace in nearly four decades.

Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden meets with members of his administration on efforts to lower prices for working families at the East room of the White House, in Washington, DC on January 24, 2022. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

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