President Joe Biden found himself in hot water near the end of a scheduled media appearance and question round yesterday. As the event was wrapping up, Biden had a question shouted at him by Peter Doocy of Fox News about the rising inflation as it pertains to the midterm elections.
Biden proceeded to answer the question, and then, before the microphone had cut off, loudly proclaimed that Doocy was “a stupid son of a bitch” while still live on television. The event was captured and quickly uploaded to Twitter and other social media, where political pundits went wild with where they drew lines in the sand on this issue.
At the end of a Biden photo op, when reporters shouted Q’s hoping he’d respond, Fox’s Peter Doocy asked, “Do you think inflation is a political liability in the midterms?” Biden deadpanned: “It’s a great asset–more inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch.” pic.twitter.com/Tt4ZVz5Ynj
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 24, 2022
Joe Biden was caught lashing out at Fox News’ Peter Doocy on a hot mic. It’s not clear whether Joe Biden even remembers the incident. pic.twitter.com/qpImRjsmZv
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 25, 2022
This is Peter Doocy’s mom.
The President of the United States called her a bitch yesterday on national television because he didn’t like a question her son asked.
Joe Biden hates women. pic.twitter.com/k2vkejhgQA
— Lavern Spicer (@lavern_spicer) January 25, 2022
Joe Biden saying “son of a bitch” has gotten far more corporate media coverage than Joe Biden expanding fossil fuel drilling in the middle of a climate emergency that threatens all life on the planet https://t.co/m6mxr2ZRYB
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) January 25, 2022
On the matter itself, it was reported that Biden did call Doocy personally to apologize and make the tension drop between them, which was later reciprocated when Doocy himself appeared on TV and was seemingly laughing the matter off, indicating that everything was fine and it wasn’t a serious issue. This sentiment was reflected in jokes made on Twitter by others, who took advantage of the blunder and turned the situation into memes or other quips.
President Biden called Peter Doocy tonight to apologize for his remark earlier.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 25, 2022
Doocy laughs it off.
“Nobody has fact checked him yet and says it’s not true.” pic.twitter.com/KXeDXjDil6
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) January 24, 2022
Biden rarely drops curses, but when he does it’s a Doocy.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 25, 2022