Psaki Says Fox News Questions Make Doocy Sound Like 'Stupid Son of a B****'

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has reportedly said that Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy sometimes sounds like a "stupid son of a b****" because of questions the network gives him to ask.

On January 24, President Joe Biden was caught on a hot mic calling Doocy "a stupid son of a b****" after the Fox News journalist asked the president if inflation would be a "political liability in the midterms."

Psaki made the remarks during a live recording of the Pod Save America podcast in Washington, D.C. on Thursday when she was asked about Doocy. The two have clashed repeatedly during White House briefings.

The latest episode of Pod Save America featuring Psaki 's comments is due out on Friday but Politico White House correspondent Eugene Daniels attended the recording and reported on the conversation via Twitter.

Psaki was asked whether "Peter Doocy is a stupid son of a b**** or does he just play one on TV?"

"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 responded.

A Fox News spokesperson told Newsweek in a statement: "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."

Psaki later tweeted on Friday: "Full video shows I also told a story about Peter's grace last night and made very clear I was not being critical of him or any reporter at Fox, and instead was critical of the slant of some Fox topics. He is doing his job. I am doing mine. We debate. We disagree. I respect that."

"It's a great asset—more inflation. What a stupid son of a b****," Biden had said back in January following Doocy's question, apparently unaware that he could be heard by all.

Doocy later said that Biden had called him about an hour after the incident and told him "it's nothing personal pal."

"We went back and forth and we were talking about moving forward, and I made sure to tell him that I'm always going to try to ask something different than what everybody else is asking. And he said, 'You've got to,' and that's a quote from the President, so I'll keep doing it," Doocy told Fox News' Sean Hannity.

While Doocy would not say whether the president had apologized when Hannity pressed him on the matter, he said he appreciated Biden calling him and said "we can now move forward."

Psaki and Doocy have also frequently sparred in the White House Briefing Room since Biden became president.

In one recent exchange, Psaki asked Doocy for examples of Florida kindergartens teaching sex education in response to a question he posed about the state's controversial new education law, which critics have dubbed the "Don't Say Gay" bill. He did not provide examples.

Earlier this month, media reports suggested that Psaki would soon leave the White House and was in talks to join MSNBC. She has not confirmed those reports as yet and during the event on Thursday, she reportedly said she "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.

Pod Save America's official Twitter account later shared one of Daniels' tweets from the event where Psaki said the administration was not planning to send President Joe Biden to Kyiv, Ukraine.

Newsweek has asked the White House for comment.

Update 04/16/22, 3:45 a.m. ET: This article was updated to include a statement from Fox News and a tweet from Jen Psaki.

Jen Psaki Speaks at the Daily Briefing
White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2022. Psaki has reportedly said Fox News' questions make White House correspondent Peter Doocy sounds like a "stupid son of a b****." NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images