Donald Trump Jr backs Tucker Carlson after Pentagon slams Fox host for calling women in military 'a mockery'
Trump Jr slammed the Pentagon, saying that they don't 'critique propaganda from hostile foreign powers but they just launched an attack on an American journalist'
Donald Trump Jr took to Twitter to defend Tucker Carlson after the Pentagon slammed the Fox News host for his comments on "woke generals" and pregnant women in the military. On Saturday, Trump Jr tweeted, "Has a single Republican Senator or member of the House publicly called out DoD for targeting and attacking an American journalist with this outrageous press release? If it went the other way there would be outrage from the left!"
After Carlson called women in the military 'a mockery', Pentagon press secretary John F. Kirby praised the US military for its diversity while at a press conference. As per a news release, "Kirby addressed this because a Fox cable show host used 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."
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'Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It's a mockery of the US military'
Trump Jr later took a shot at the Pentagon saying that they don't "critique propaganda from hostile foreign powers but they just launched an attack on an American journalist" in response to Matt Walsh's tweet that read, "Military leaders stood in front of cameras in uniform and attacked a cable news host for expressing his opinions this week and all of the people who cried about 'fascism' for the last four years cheered the spectacle. Worse, they implied that Carlson is not qualified to criticize government policy because he hasn’t worked for the government. The anti-fascist brigade loved that too."
Has a single Republican Senator or member of the House publicly called out DoD for targeting and attacking an American journalist with this outrageous press release? If it went the other way there would be outrage from the left! pic.twitter.com/9Fwl7IWQwC— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 13, 2021
The Pentagon doesn’t critique propaganda from hostile foreign powers but they just launched an attack on an American journalist. https://t.co/bI48kC0rfN— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 13, 2021
Carlson took to his show on Fox News on Friday night saying, "We were almost rattled. Then we realized if the woke generals treat us like they've treated the Taliban, we'll be fine. Twenty years later, the Taliban are still here. Maybe we ought to promise the Pentagon that we'll get rid of traditional gender roles on this show. Change the pronouns, defeat the patriarchy, and all that. Then they’d send us millions in unmarked $100 bills as a reward."
More disturbingly earlier during the week, he had said, "So we've got new hairstyles and maternity flight suits. Pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It's a mockery of the U.S. military. While China’s military becomes more masculine as it has assembled the world’s largest navy, our military needs to become, as Joe Biden says, more feminine, whatever feminine means anymore. The bottom line is: It's out of control... and the Pentagon's going along with this."
This is the comment Kirby responded to later. He said, "I want to be very clear right up front, that the diversity of our military is one of our greatest strengths. I've seen it for myself in long months at sea and in the combat waged by our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. I've seen it up on Capitol Hill just this past month. And I see it every day here right at the Pentagon."
He further added, "To be sure, we still have a lot of work to do to make our military more inclusive, more respectful of everyone, especially women. We pledge to do better, and we will. What we absolutely won't do is take personnel advice from a talk show host or the Chinese military. Maybe those folks feel like they have something to prove — that's on them. We know we're the greatest military in the world today and even for all the things we need to improve, we know exactly why that's so."