Fox News host Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson Tucker Carlson calls CNN’s Amanpour a ‘half-white’ Fox News records highest November ratings in its history Atlas departure from the White House encouraged by public health officials MORE Aimed at upcoming first lady Jill Biden on Monday night, downplaying her doctoral degree in education amid escalating controversy over whether to use the prefix ‘Dr.’ had to use.
“Jill Biden is not a doctor, no,” Carlson said during his nighttime program. Perhaps in the same sense, Dr. Pepper. ‘
He added that Biden has “the same degree as Dr. Bill Cosby.”
A community college teacher, Biden received a doctorate in education from the University of Delaware in 2007.
An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal last week sparked backlash after it suggested that Biden be the “Dr.” of her name, questioning her credentials.
A wise man once said that no one would call himself ‘Dr.’ unless he gave birth to a child, ” wrote Joseph Epstein.
Critics called the piece sexist and tone-deaf, while the Journal’s editors defended its publication. Biden herself responded to the article in a tweet on Sunday night, saying, “Together we will build a world where the achievements of our daughters will be celebrated rather than diminished.”
Carlson, a frequent critic of the President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenHogan on Republicans Won’t Accept Election Results: ‘They’re Not on the Job’ Biden Tears Up Trump’s Refusal to Admit After Electoral College Election Senate GOP Warns Biden Not to Elect Sally Yates as Attorney General MORE, the incoming first lady scoffed, saying she was suffering from “a very serious case of status anxiety”.
Other conservative pundits and critics of the Bidens made similar comments over the weekend and Monday, suggesting that Biden was engaging in “selective outrage” or being selfish when it came to her title.
Several of Biden’s closest allies came to defend her following the publication of the editorial, including the former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson Obama Conservative Critics Mock Jill Biden Title Controversy Michelle Obama Defends Jill Biden After Op-Ed: ‘We Couldn’t Ask for a Better First Lady’ Obama Says He Leans on Daughters to Make Year-End Playlists MORE and the husband of the elected vice president Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden rips Trump’s refusal to give in after Electoral College Senate vote GOP warns Biden against electing Sally Yates as Attorney General congratulates Mormon Church Biden after Electoral College Votes MORE.