In yet another shocking slip-up, President Joe Biden candidly called Fox News White House reporter Peter Doocy “a stupid son of a bitch” Monday on a live microphone when Doocy asked the President whether inflation was a political liability for him. The verbal blunder took place during a White House event on the Biden Administration’s efforts to combat inflation. After the President complained that all the press questions were about the military buildup around Ukraine, Doocy shouted: “Will you take questions about inflation? Do you think inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms?” Seemingly believing his microphone was turned off, Biden responded sarcastically: “No, that’s a great asset. More inflation.” He then added, “What a stupid son of a bitch.” [tweet_embed] January 25, 2022[/tweet_embed] Doocy appeared on Fox News after the exchange with Biden, where “The Five” co-host Jesse Watters joked with his colleague: “I think the President’s right. You are a stupid S.O.B.” A smiling Doocy played along, “Yeah nobody’s fact-checked [Biden] yet and said it’s not true.” On the program “Special Report,” when host Bret Baier asked Doocy about the “colorful exchange” with the President, Doocy responded: “He didn’t want to take any questions off-topic. He was at an event about inflation. I asked about inflation. Now wait to see if the White House has to bleep that on the transcript.” Baier then questioned: “What did the other reporters say about that? Did you talk with them?” Doocy replied: “They actually had to tell me he had said it, because I couldn’t hear anything over the shouting of the wranglers. So now the clip will live on.” [tweet_embed] January 25, 2022[/tweet_embed] Doocy revealed later Monday evening that Biden called him later in the afternoon to apologize for the remark. The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the matter. Doocy regularly baits Biden during press events, shouting over other reporters and endeavoring to catch the President off guard. Biden has a long record of swearing on hot microphones. Thus, the comments were not entirely out of character. [tweet_embed] January 25, 2022[/tweet_embed] In 2010, Biden was infamously caught cursing when celebrating the passage of the Affordable Care Act with then-President Barack Obama. With inflation at levels not seen in decades, the White House has struggled in recent months to communicate with the public about the efforts it is making to help bring prices down long term. In the short term there is little that Biden, or any President, can do to reverse macroeconomic trends like increased consumer demand and supply chain snarls in Asia.