Democratic President Joe Biden expertly clapped back at Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy at the end of an event on Wednesday that left the internet cheering.
Doocy–the son of Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy and appointed by the conservative news channel to cover the incoming Biden administration in 2021–is notorious for leading questions and clashing with the Biden Administration.
His tense exchanges with former White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, have become viral memes–many of which glorify Psaki schooling Doocy after failed attempts at getting desired sound bites for the network that is unremittingly critical of Biden.
At the end of Wedesday's press event, Doocy tried to make Biden choose a single "top issue."
"Top domestic issue: inflation or abortion?"
“They’re all important—unlike you, there’s no one thing. It's across the board."
The President said there were multiple issues–domestic and foreign–that were all critical at the moment.
Biden said as he rose from the desk and buttoned his jacket:
"They're all important."
“And we oughta be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.”
You can see the moment here:
\u201cFox News\u2019 Peter Doocy: \u201cTop domestic issue: inflation or abortion?\u201d\n\nPresident Biden: \u201cThey\u2019re all important. Unlike you, there\u2019s no one thing \u2026 We oughta be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.\u201d\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1666209963
The internet was here for it.
\u201c@therecount @jedowitz Cool Joe does it again. Love the \nzinger.\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1666209963
\u201cIt\u2019s the buttoning of the suit jacket for me\u201d— Candidly Tiff \ud83d\uddf3 (@Candidly Tiff \ud83d\uddf3) 1666211698
\u201cOn his feet and handled this exactly how a leader should. Doocy thinks he\u2019s gonna trap Dark Brandon. Nope \ud83e\udd23\u201d— Houstonandy\ud83c\udf0e (@Houstonandy\ud83c\udf0e) 1666213992
\u201c@therecount Peter Doocy is so fun. He just makes it so easy to pants him every time.\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1666209963
Twitter users also shared their observations about the mentioned issues.
\u201cDolly Parton wrote \u2018Jolene\u2019 and \u2018I Will Always Love You\u2019 on the same day so don\u2019t tell me we can\u2019t figure out how to talk about abortion and inflation at the same time\u201d— shauna (@shauna) 1666215347
\u201c@therecount Republicans only care about single issue votes. \nDemocrats care about the holistic well being of the country and our people.\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1666209963
\u201c@therecount Fox won\u2019t show this response. They only show any time he stutters or stammers.\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1666209963
\u201c@willowgreen1 @therecount @JoeBiden @POTUS Fox Fiction News a insult to US n honorable journalism. Should\u2019ve been banned from broadcasting, worldwide.\nMr. President can hold his own despite oppressors and\nsuppressor\u2019s.\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1666209963
After answering the same question about inflation back in January, Doocy was called "a stupid son of a b*tch" by Biden–a remark caught on a hot mic as the President shook his head and slightly turned away, according to ABC News.
WARNING: NSFW language.
The President later called Doocy to "clear the air" and allegedly told the Fox News personality:
“It’s nothing personal, pal.”