(Bloomberg) -- President Joe Biden called a Fox News reporter a “stupid son of a b----” after the journalist tried to question him about inflation at a meeting with economic advisers at the White House on Monday.

As journalists were ushered out of White House’s East Room, where Biden was meeting with cabinet secretaries and others in his “Competition Council,” they shouted questions about his approach to Russia’s military buildup around Ukraine and his efforts to combat rising prices.

Biden complained that he was being asked about Russia and Ukraine instead of the Competition Council. Then, Peter Doocy of Fox News shouted a question about inflation.

“That’s a great asset,” Biden said while his microphone was still on, without naming anyone specifically. “More inflation. What a stupid son of a b----.”

Doocy frequently asks combative questions of the president and his press secretary, Jen Psaki. 


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