Fox News host Tucker Carlson threw mud at General Mark Milley, the country’s top military officer, Thursday night, calling him “a pig” and “stupid” after General de the military defended the teaching of critical race theory in the military a day earlier.
“Mark Milley is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,” the conservative personality said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “He didn’t get this job because he’s brilliant or because he’s brave, or because people who know him respect him. It isn’t, and they sure don’t.
“Milley got the job because it’s obsequious. He knows who to suck on and he is more than happy to do it. Give him a script and he will read it.
After playing a snippet of Milley’s comments at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, Carlson said he “couldn’t believe a man wears a uniform, he’s so unimpressive.”
“He’s not just a pig, he’s stupid,” he added after a second clip.
Milley, who has been in the military for over 40 years, served in Iraq and Afghanistan and graduated from Princeton, Columbia and Naval War College.
He said on Wednesday that he believes it is important for members of the military to be open-minded and cultured, including on the subject of critical race theory.
It came in response to a suggestion from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) That the US military is getting too “awake,” in part because it has adopted teachings about how racism is embedded in them. societal structures.
“I have read Mao Tse-tung. I read Karl Marx. I read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist, ”Milley said. “So what’s wrong with understanding?” Have some understanding of the situation of the country for which we are here to defend? “
Although Fox News often claims a mantle of American patriotism, this isn’t even the first time this year that Carlson has insulted the military. In March, he earned blame from top defense officials after showing a pregnant woman in uniform and called it “derision of the US military.”
Carlson faced a wave of reactions online following his comments. Critics included Representative Ted Lieu, a Democrat from California; Joe Walsh, former Republican lawmaker and presidential candidate; and Executive Director of Project Lincoln, Fred Wellman.
Carlson’s full segment on Milley can be viewed below.
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