Dr. Keith Ablow, a member of the Fox News Medical A-Time, on Tuesday asserted that First Lady Michelle Obama was not qualified to fight for better child nutrition because she needed to “drop a few” pounds.
On Monday, nearly 500 retired generals and other military leaders in the group Mission: Readiness sided with Michelle Obama against House Republicans, who were pushing a measure to allow schools to opt out of nutritional standards.
On the Tuesday episode of Out Numbered, Fox Business host Kennedy Montgomery accused the federal government of “projecting these standards upon us.”
“And Michelle Obama is so… she’s the duchess when she speaks,” Kennedy quipped.
“She’s kind of annoying though,” co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle agreed.
But it wasn’t Ms. Obama’s tone that bothered Ablow.
“What is she eating?” he asked. “She needs to drop a few.”
That sentiment elicited a collective gasp from the four women on the panel.
“You did not just say that!” co-host Harris Faulkner exclaimed, wondering if the control room could use its seven-second delay to stop the comments from airing.
“We’re taking nutritional advice from who?” Ablow opined. “Let’s be honest. There’s not French fries? That’s all kale and carrots? I don’t buy it.”
After the panel moved off the topic of the first lady’s weight, Montgomery continued to criticize the military leaders.
“What’s the message?” she said. “If you don’t let us feed your kids gross, dried-up vegetables, we’re going to shoot you with our guns?”
Faulkner, however, explained that the generals were concerned about the military readiness of future recruits.
“Feed your own damn kids,” Montgomery grumbled.
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Out Numbered, broadcast Aug. 12, 2014.