The president attended a meeting of his competition council, which is considering changing regulations and laws to help consumers deal with high prices.
At the end of the meeting, a journalist from the conservative TV channel shouted out a question about inflation, which is at the highest level in almost 40 years.
– Do you think inflation will be a political problem before the midterm elections? was the question.
The Democratic president replied completely expressionlessly, and possibly unaware that his microphone was still on, that: “It is a great resource. More inflation ». He then mumbled, “What an idiot.”
Another reporter who was in the room when the words fell, says he could not hear what Biden actually said due to the high volume. However, he did refer to the video from the event “if you are curious about what the president really thinks about being asked about inflation by Fox’s Peter Doocy”.
Doocy later shrugged off the insult in an interview with Fox.
– Well, no one has fact-checked him yet and said that it is not true, he said nonchalantly.