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Tucker Carlson ridicules transgender admiral & compares her to Biden’s “horse”

Admiral Dr. Rachel Levine of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps
Admiral Dr. Rachel Levine of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned CorpsPhoto: Provided

Tucker Carlson, the millionaire who claims to be a populist and the champion of the working man, used his Fox News show to attack Admiral Rachel Levine, a transgender woman, for getting a needed promotion.

Levine, the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Health and Human Services Department, oversees one of the branches of the uniformed services. She was promoted earlier this week and is the first transgender person to reach the rank of four-star admiral.

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But Carlson, who has staked his reputation on making racist, sexist, and homophobic commentary, took his skills to a new level with his vulgar attack on Levine.

“Behind the heavily guarded walls of the White House, everyone has gone crazy. Just this week the Biden administration declared that a biological man who wears a dress is now a female admiral,” Carlson said. “And then they sent that brave four-star female admiral out to deliver a speech that read like something out of a D-Day documentary.

“Come on. They’re daring you to sit there and not say this is ridiculous. But it is, sorry. It is ridiculous. Sorry, not playing along!”

“But they don’t think it is,” he continued. “And so you have to ask yourself, how long will it be before Joe Biden appoints his horse to the Supreme Court?”

“And when he inevitably does do that, you have to ask, how long will it be until CNN informs us, ‘This is a watershed moment for equine rights.’ Don’t you dare laugh. That would be a hate crime.”

Earlier this month, the host claimed out Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had taken paternity leave to “figure out how to breastfeed.”

While social media commenters swiftly criticized Carlson for his idiotic insult, Buttigieg himself also responded with characteristic classiness, calling out Carlson’s idiocy, hypocrisy and privilege, all in the same clapback.

“In [Carlson’s] case, I guess he just doesn’t understand the concept of bottle-feeding let alone the concept of paternity leave,” Buttigieg said on MSNBC.

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