Watch: US President Joe Biden calls reporter 'stupid son of a b****' on hot mic. Find out why

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Washington Updated: Jan 25, 2022, 11:10 AM(IST)

In this file photo, US President Joe Biden can be seen addressing the media Photograph:( Reuters )

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The incident happened when the president was in the East Room of the White House for a meeting of his Competition Council. The panel is focused on changing regulations and enforcing laws to help consumers deal with high prices. After Biden's remarks, several reporters shouted a number of questions in the room

Troubles seem to find US President Joe Biden’s way nowadays. With tensions rife on several fronts like Ukraine, the president seems to have triggered a row at home too.  

While answering a question about inflation on Monday, Biden responded to a Fox News reporter with vulgarity.  

The incident happened when the president was in the East Room of the White House for a meeting of his Competition Council.  

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The panel is focused on changing regulations and enforcing laws to help consumers deal with high prices.   

After Biden's remarks, several reporters shouted a number of questions in the room.  

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Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked about inflation. It is at a nearly 40-year high and seems to be hurting the president's public approval badly.   

The network, which Doocy works with, has been critical of Biden.  

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Doocy asked, "Do you think inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms?"  

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Responding with sarcasm, Biden said, "It's a great asset -- more inflation." Then, he shook his head and added, "What a stupid son of a bitch."  

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The outrageous comments were captured on video and by his microphone.  

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In a subsequent appearance on his network, Doocy laughed it off and jokingly said, "Nobody has fact-checked him yet and said it's not true."   

(With inputs from agencies) 

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