White House press secretary Jen Psaki agrees Fox News’s Peter Doocy sounds like “a stupid son of a b****.”
The question came up during a Thursday recording of Pod Save America, harkening back to when President Joe Biden famously called Doocy “a stupid son of a b****” in January for asking a question about inflation, which the White House has since recognized as a growing problem.
“He works for a network that provides people with questions that, nothing personal to any individual, including Peter Doocy, but might make anyone sound like a stupid son of a b****,” Psaki replied.
Part of her answer is similar to what Biden reportedly told Doocy in a phone call after the remark.
“It’s nothing personal, pal,” the president said, according to Doocy in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. Doocy also noted that Biden sought to “clear the air” and said it was “a nice call.” Psaki also reportedly told the story of the personal call.
“In his role as White House correspondent, Peter Doocy’s job is to elicit truth from power for the American public. His questions are his own, he is a terrific reporter, and we are extremely proud of his work,” a Fox News spokesperson told the Washington Examiner.
In addition, Psaki addressed the question of how much longer she’ll stay on as press secretary. She could leave the White House as early as May to take a job at MSNBC, a move experts say is fraught with ethical problems.
“I will not be there forever. … I don’t know the date or anything like that, but at some point, I’ll be watching from somewhere else,” Psaki said, according to Daniels.
Psaki also said the White House has no plans for Biden to travel to Kyiv in Ukraine, where Russia invaded seven weeks ago.