USAA faces calls to stop Fox News advertising after Tucker Carlson calls General Milley a ‘pig’


The San Antonio-based USAA is facing calls to stop advertising on Fox News after Tucker Carlson called the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff “dirty” and “stupid,” among other slurs.

In a June 25 segment discussing critical race theory, Carlson targets Trump-appointed General Mark Milley after the general appeared before Congress last week.

“I think it’s important for those of us in uniform to have an open mind and be widely read,” Milley told members of the House Armed Services Committee. “I want to understand white rage and I am white. I want to understand it. So what made thousands of people attack this? [U.S. Capitol] and try to overthrow the US Constitution. ”

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After showing the clip, Carlson, who has never served in the military, added, “Hard to believe this man is wearing a uniform. He’s so unimpressive.”

During the 10-minute segment, Carlson also attacks Milley’s bravery, intelligence and respectability before adding: “[Milley’s] not just a pig, he’s stupid. General Milley went to Princeton. Carlson attended Trinity University, a liberal arts college in Connecticut.

In the aftermath of the Carlson attack, the USAA faced increasing pressure from some customers to remove the ad from Fox News. As the Express-News points out, the more than 13 million members of the USAA are exclusively soldiers, veterans and their families, which places the insurer in a particularly precarious situation.

According to Express-News, the USAA was not immediately available for comment.

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