Tucker Carlson: "We need an 'older white guy' appreciation day"

The Fox News contributor cited the invention of penicillin as a basis for the holiday

By Jenny Kutner
Published November 3, 2014 2:45PM (EST)
Tucker Carlson                      (Fox News)
Tucker Carlson (Fox News)

Tucker Carlson does not seem to think older white guys have gotten the credit they deserve for their innumerable contributions to the world. So, the Fox News contributor jokingly (?) commented on Sunday's edition of "Fox & Friends" that maybe we should do something to change the way older white guys are remembered by history.

While panelist Dana Perino called for Republicans to recognize the young people who "gave up their summers to help older white guys get reelected," Carlson called for something else.

"We need, I think, an older white guy appreciation day," Carlson quipped. "I think they've done a lot for this country."

"It's coming," Perino responded. "You can start it."

"Penicillin!" Carlson added. "That's a contribution! I want to do that. Draft me, I'll host it."

Watch the clip, via Media Matters, below:

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