On Monday, President Joe Biden slammed Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, responding to the reporter’s question by saying, “Why should I say you?”
Doocy had asked what the United States would do specifically in response to a possible chemical weapons attack by Russia against Ukraine.
Biden said Russia’s use of such weapons would trigger a “meaningful response.”
Doocy replied, “What does that mean?”
“I’m not going to tell you,” Biden replied. “Why would I tell you? You must be stupid.
“Does the world want to know? Doocy proposed.
“The world wants to know a lot of things,” Biden shot back. “I’m not saying what the answer would be, so Russia knows the answer.”
NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană said last week that if Russia used chemical or nuclear weapons in its military assault on Ukraine, the defense alliance would be “forced to take appropriate action”. .
Like Biden, he declined to provide details.
Doocy frequently clashed with White House press secretary Jen Psaki. Biden called the reporter a “stupid son of a bitch” on a hot microphone at the White House earlier this year. But the president then called Doocy to apologize. “It’s nothing personal, mate,” Biden told him, according to the reporter.