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President Joe Biden lashed out at a reporter on Wednesday for daring to ask him about Devon Archer's testimony.
Following an event in New Mexico where Biden touted "Bidenomics," Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy asked Biden whether he has a response to Archer's testimony.
Last week, Archer told Congress in a closed-door meeting that Biden was put on speakerphone at least 20 times (the instances that he witnessed, which does not exclude more instances) while Hunter Biden was meeting with business partners. Hunter, according to Archer, marketed the Biden "brand" to close business deals.
"There's this testimony now where one of your son's former business associates is claiming that you were on speakerphone a lot with them talking business," Doocy said. "Is that —"
"I never talked business with anybody," Biden fired back. "And I knew you'd have a lousy question."
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"Well, why is that a lousy question?" Doocy followed up.
"Because it's not true," Biden responded as his handlers urged him to disengage from Doocy.
Doocy later spoke about the interaction on Fox News and explained that Biden actually hand-picked him (according to Doocy, "he waved us on over") to cross a barrier and to ask him a question. But it's clear the president immediately regretted that decision.
The interaction is not the first time Biden has insulted Doocy.
Last year, Biden called Doocy "a stupid son of a b***h" after Doocy asked him whether he believed inflation would be a political liability to Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections. To his credit, Biden later called Doocy's personal cell phone to apologize.
Meanwhile, the White House is going on the offensive, putting out several memos bashing House Republicans and their investigation into allegations of corruption and bribery involving the Biden family.
It is true that Archer denies Biden was directly involved in Hunter's business dealings. But according to the former close friend of Hunter's, that's beside the point.
"There was not business content in these conversations," Archer told Tucker Carlson after testifying to Congress. "The idea of signals and influence — the prize is enough in speaking or hearing or knowing you have that proximity to power."
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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News