Tucker Carlson, a host on Fox News, has caught heat from the Pentagon this past Thursday for his comments warning that the military worries way too much about gender and diversity in the military while China has been increasingly asserting its dominance in the world.
The press secretary for the Department of Defense, John Kirby, accused Carlson of “[using] his show to denigrate the contributions of women in the military and to say the Chinese military is catching up to the U.S. military because it does not allow women to serve in the percentage the United States does,” as stated in a story from DoD News, titled “Press Secretary Smites Fox Host That Dissed Diversity in U.S. Military.”
Earlier this week, Carlson warned that while the people of the United States stay in their homes as told by Dr. ANthony Fauci, China has started working to make their society more masculine. This came after a recommendation by a top adviser who warned that Chinese boys are being “spoiled by housewives and female teachers.”
In his statement, Carlson has shown the contrast that while the United States has been preoccupied with “new hairstyles and maternity flight suits” for its military the Chinese military has assembled the largest naval force in the world.
“Pregnant women are going to fight our wars,” Carlson exclaimed. “It’s a mockery of the U.S. military.”
“The bottom line is, it’s out of control, and the Pentagon’s going along with this.”
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Tucker Discusses How China Is Focusing On Cultivating Masculinity In Their Military While The U.S. Military Embraces Woke Politics. pic.twitter.com/Pi9O6C7tOF
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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and other service members reportedly felt “revulsion” toward Carlson’s statements, Kirby stated.
“We are better and more effective, not only when we represent the American people, all the American people, but also when we have the morals to include other perspectives and ideas,” Kirby added. “A major and specific contributor to that advantage are the women who serve, civilian and military alike.”
“I would hope that in the reaction he’s seeing, and hopefully in our reaction here today, that he’ll realize the mistake he made and express some regret about the manner in which he’s demeaned the entire U.S. military and how we defend and how we serve this country.”
Carlson alluded to his soon to be made response in a tweet that said “This afternoon, the Department of Defense issued a press release attacking this show: ‘Press secretary smites Fox Host.’ Like we’re a hostile foreign power. Remarkable. We’ll respond at 8pm ET[.]”
This afternoon, the Department of Defense issued a press release attacking this show: “Press secretary smites Fox Host.” Like we’re a hostile foreign power. Remarkable. We’ll respond at 8pm ET on #FoxNews
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) March 11, 2021