Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy swiftly fact-checked President Joe Biden's viral claim that no one "f***s" with him.
Wait, what did Biden say?
While visiting Florida on Wednesday to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Ian, Biden was caught on a hot mic telling Fort Myers Beach Mayor Ray Murphy that he is untouchable.
"No one f***s with a Biden," the president said.
"Yeah, you’re goddamn right," Murphy responded.
What did Doocy say?
Reporting on OPEC's decision to slash oil production, Doocy made it clear that Biden's declaration is flatly untrue. In fact, OPEC has "done just that," Doocy explained.
OPEC+, the global oil cartel, is slashing oil production by 2 million barrels per day, a decision Doocy said "could make inflation in America worse while giving Russia a way to minimize the impact of global sanctions."
OPEC+ voted to cut production to better control global oil prices.
Specifically, OPEC's decision is a thorn in the Biden's side because he flew to Saudi Arabia this summer to personally petition officials there to increase oil production as the West faced record-high gas prices.
Some OPEC members agreed to increase production after Biden's trip, but Wednesday's vote obviously erases those promises.
Not only does the decision undermine Biden's foreign policy prowess and America's standing as a world leader, but gas prices could spike with less product on the global market — a possibility over which Democrats are panicking. If gas prices increase again, Democrats are likely to suffer heavy losses in the 2022 midterm elections.
The White House responded by saying Biden is "disappointed by the shortsighted decision by OPEC+ to cut production quotas while the global economy is dealing with the continued negative impact of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine."
Now, Biden may be turning to Venezuela for help.
The Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday the Biden administration is willing to ease sanctions on the Nicolás Maduro regime to allow Chevron to begin pumping oil in Venezuela.
The deal, which may ultimately fall through the cracks, is politically risky. Moreover, if it is successful, the deal "would put only a limited amount of new oil on the world market in the short term," the Journal noted.