President Joe Biden’s snarky slip up

Jan 25, 2022
It's been a bad day for President of the United States Joe Biden. Source: Getty

It’s been a bad day for President of the United States Joe Biden. Just as he announced that 8,500 American soldiers are ready to be deployed to the Russia-Ukraine border, in the case that Russia may invade, he has been caught with a snarky slip of the tongue. NOTE: Starts At 60 will cover this in more detail as the story unfolds. 

The whole incident unfolded at the end of a press conference, where Biden made remarks before meeting with the White House Competition Council.

The press conference was held in the East Room of The White House, at 5.09pm local time. Besides cracking a few little jokes, the entire speech seemed very uneventful. That is, until the very last moment.

As journalists were packing up to leave after the press conference, several can be heard yelling extra questions at the President.

One asked: “Will you send troops to Ukraine, sir?”

Another queried “Why are you sending 8,500 troops to Ukraine, possibly?”

And a final asked “Will you take questions on inflation then?  Do you think inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms?”

This final question, asked by Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy, set Biden off. “No, it’s a great asset.  More inflation.  What a stupid son of a bitch,” Biden was heard saying.

His microphone, which was still turned on, picked up his sarcastic response.


Since this slip of the tongue, Biden has reportedly apologised to Doocy, with Doocy revealing that the President had personally call him to apologise.

Doocy shared that Biden said, “it’s nothing personal, pal.”

Doocy elaborated on the phone call, saying, “He cleared the air, and I appreciate it. We had a nice call.”

CBS News reported that “The White House has yet to comment on the president’s remark”. The White House has, however, acknowledged the slip, with it appearing at the bottom of the official transcript of the meeting.

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