President talks inflation, Putin, COVID at first press conference of the year
The episode marks the second hot mic moment for the president in recent days. Last week, Biden was heard mocking another reporter for a “stupid question” on why he was waiting on Russian President Vladimir Putin “to make the first move” in Ukraine.
Biden has a history of being caught in hot mic moments.
Most notably, following the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the then-vice president was caught on a microphone telling President Barack Obama that passing the signature healthcare bill was a “big f—ing deal.”
Four years later, during an event for cyclists and injured veterans, Biden reflected on the hot mic moment.
“Piece of advice about that BFD stuff,” he told the crowd. “Assume every microphone is on.”