On Thursday, as President Joe Biden was leaving a press event, Fox News White House Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich appeared to ask him why he wasn't preemptively attacking Russia in the standoff over Ukraine.
"Why are you waiting on Putin to make the first move, sir?" she asked.
According to CNN's Natasha Bertrand, Biden muttered "what a stupid question," in response, barely audibly but captured by audio engineers in the room.
Pool report: leaving the auditorium, a reporter shouted the following question at the president: \u201cWhy are you waiting on Putin to make the first move, sir?\u201d\n\nThe president\u2019s response was captured by audio engineers and went as follows: \u201cWhat a stupid question.\u201d via @alexnazaryan— Natasha Bertrand (@Natasha Bertrand) 1642714553
Russia, which already occupied and declared annexation of Crimea in 2014, has moved rapidly toward an invasion further into Ukraine in recent months, reportedly preparing a false-flag operation to justify the move. The aggression has prompted the United States and NATO allies to threaten retaliation, both in the form of economic containment and military support for Ukraine.
IN OTHER NEWS: 'Cannot imagine that's legal': CNN's Jake Tapper stunned by new revelations of Trump election schemes
'Cannot imagine that's legal': CNN's Jake Tapper stunned by new revelations www.youtube.com