Fact Check: Did President Joe Biden Really Say That?

Viral social media posts claim that President Joe Biden called a journalist “a stupid son of a bitch.”

The claims are accurate: At a White House event Monday, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Biden if he thought “inflation is a political liability in the midterms.” Biden was caught on camera replying, “It’s a great asset, more inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch.”

Doocy appeared on Fox News later that evening and said that Biden had called him to apologize and “cleared the air.”

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