The Oscars may have featured the slap heard ’round the world on Sunday night, but a Monday press conference featured a verbal slap in the face to the troll posing as a journalist, Peter Doocy of Fox News.
In a marathon of twisting and reconfiguring a number of quotes from President Biden over the past few days, including one in which Biden said that a chemical attack by Russia would prompt a significant response in kind meant that Biden was promising to commit war crimes, Doocy then asked Biden why he had walked those statements back (he didn’t) and earned a quick response from an irritated Biden.
‘Are you worried that other leaders in the world are going to start to doubt that America is back if some of these big things that you say on the world stage keep getting walked back?…Just in the last couple days, it sounded like you were telling U.S. troops they were going to Ukraine, it sounded like you said it was possible that the U.S. would use a chemical weapon, and it sounded like you were calling for regime change in Russia.’
Biden explained that he had walked nothing back and that Fox News and “journalists” like Doocy had misinterpreted his statements. Doocy asked what the response to Russian use of chemical weapons would be and Biden retorted, “I’m not telling you that. You must be silly.” Doocy responded by saying, “the world wants to know,” to which Biden dismissed him once again, saying “the world wants to know a lot of things.”
Twitter was amused by the takedown of the Fox News reporter Biden once called a “stupid son of a b*tch” on a hot mic. Read some of their comments below: