Pentagon spokesman John Kirby responded to comments made by Fox News host Tucker Carlson disparaging pregnant women serving in the military.
“What we absolutely won’t do is take personnel advice from a talk show host,” Mr Kirby said.
Mr Carlson made the comments while discussing a Chinese initiative to increase “masculinity” among its military ranks.
“While China’s military becomes more masculine as its assembled the world’s largest navy, our military, as Joe Biden says, needs to become more feminine — whatever feminine means anymore since men and women no longer exist,” Mr Carlson said. “The bottom line is it’s out of control and the Pentagon is going along with it. Again, this is a mockery of the U.S. military and its core mission, which is winning wars.”