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Biden Apologises To Reporter But White House Transcript Retains Gaffe

During an event on Monday evening, reporter Peter Doocy attempted to ask Biden whether inflation was a political liability for him to which the the US President responded by calling him a "stupid son of a b****".

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US President Joe Biden (AP/PTI Photo)

New Delhi:  US President Joe Biden who was caught on live microphone using a vulgar epithet for a reporter during a White House event on Monday called up to apologize for the comment, said the journalist.

During an event on Monday evening, reporter Peter Doocy attempted to ask Biden whether inflation was a political liability for him to which the President responded by calling him a “stupid son of a b****”, reported Fox News. 

Doocey appearing on FOX TV said that Biden reached out to him “within an hour” of that exchange.

He informed that Biden called and said, “It’s nothing personal, Pal.”

The journalist further added, “We went back and forth and talked about moving forward, and I made sure to tell him that I’m always gonna try to ask something different than what everybody else is asking. And the President replied, ‘You got to’. So, I’ll keep doing it.”

“I don’t need anybody to apologize to me. He can call me whatever he wants as long as it gets him talking!” Doocy said.

At the White House event after Biden finished his prepared remarks, several reporters started shouting questions at the President. It was then that Doocy shouted out his question on whether Biden thought “inflation will be a political liability ahead of the midterms?”

“That’s a great asset. More inflation? What a stupid son of a b****,” Biden said into a hot microphone. The moment was also caught on camera.

Interestingly, the White House put out an official transcript of the entire event and also included the President’s epithet.

Official transcript of the entire event on White House Website. (Photo: Screenshot/WhiteHouse)

According to the New York Post, previously too Biden has chided reporters for asking about subjects that he dislikes.

Last week, Biden attacked a woman Fox News reporter after she asked, “Why are you waiting for Russian President Vladimir Putin to make the first move, sir?” Biden replied, “What a stupid question.”

(With inputs from ANI)

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