President Joe Biden faced backlash on Monday evening after he called Fox News reporter Peter Doocy a “stupid son of a b***h” for asking about soaring inflation rates.
Biden made the profane remark at the end of an event as Doocy tried to get him to respond to a question about how inflation could impact the Democratic Party during the upcoming midterms.
“Do you think inflation is a political liability for midterms?” Doocy asked.
“It’s a great asset, more inflation,” Biden responded. “What a stupid son of a b****.”
Many people pointed out what Biden told his staffers on his first day in office when he said, “I am not joking when I say this, if you are ever working with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect… talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot.”
WATCH: Joe Biden calls a reporter asking about inflation a “stupid son of a bitch.” pic.twitter.com/1QiJzZs6HY
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Notable responses included:
John Cardillo, political commentator: “Anger and lashing out are tell tale signs of dementia.”
Kelley Paul, wife of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY): “Inflation is affecting every single American and the President curses and personally insults a reporter for daring to ask about it.”
Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX): “If inflation is hurting you or your family, Joe Biden thinks you’re ‘a stupid SOB,’ and he won’t hesitate to call you that to your face. Working families are being CRUSHED by this White House, and their ‘solution’ is to curse out ANYONE who questions them. Totally out of control!”
Erick Erickson, radio host: “The reporter is laughing about Biden calling him a son of a b***. Reporters at other networks, if it happened to them, would be screaming about threats to democracy and how by God he’s a reporter and the First Amendment is under attack. Be like Peter Doocy, not Jim Acosta.”
Rep. Carlos A. Gimenez (R-FL): “And supposedly the adults are back in the room. Give me a break.”
Lisa Boothe, Fox News: “Joe Biden calling anyone stupid is rich. Biden’s an idiot, a terrible person, and the worst president we have ever had.”
Rita Panahi, political commentator: “Loving the return to civility…”
Matthew Kolken, attorney: “Remember when this was considered an attack on democracy?”
House Judiciary GOP: “Strange how most D.C. journalists are silent about this, but would have lost their minds had President Trump done the same. Wonder why?”
Jesse Lee Peterson, political commentator: “Biden is NOT mentally or morally FIT to be president.”
Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the RNC: “We just had the worst December at the border in DHS history. Inflation is at 7%. The U.S. embassy in Ukraine has begun evacuating. But Heaven forbid you ask Joe Biden a question.”
Bryan Dean Wright, political commentator: “Biden isn’t a nice old grandpa, folks. Never has been.”
Jake Schneider, GOP Rapid Response: “If you are an American and you are concerned with the historic inflation crisis, Biden thinks you are a ‘stupid son of a b***.’”