A US Marine unit has apologised to Tucker Carlson after it called him a “boomer” in response to the Fox News host’s comments about women in the military.
Mr Carlson caused controversy last Friday when he mocked President Joe Biden and the US Defence Department over their efforts to accommodate women into military life, including announcing a broader range of hairstyles permitted and new maternity flight suits.
Speaking about the reasoning behind the new accommodations last week, Mr Biden said that they were being implemented to “change the culture and habits that cause women to leave the military”.
Responding to the announcements on his show Tucker Carlson Tonight on Friday, the host 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 US military.”
Mr Carlson added: “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.”