Fox News' Brian Kilmeade Defends Sexist Joke: 'They Didn't Understand We Were Having Fun' (VIDEO)

06/26/2012 10:57 am ET | Updated Jun 26, 2012

"Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade awkwardly defended making a sexist joke on air by likening it to a joke President Obama made about the Boston Red Sox.

Earlier this month, "Fox & Friends" co-host Gretchen Carlson walked off set after Kilmeade made a sexist joke, saying that men were "letting [women] play golf and tennis now. It’s out of control."

On Tuesday, Kilmeade played a clip of Obama poking fun at the Boston Red Sox for trading fan favorite Kevin Youkilis during a campaign speech.

"That's an example of President Obama having some fun," Kilmeade said. "But every headline, to the president's chagrin, said, 'What a bad joke.'"

Kilmeade defended Obama's joke and said it reminded him of the situation a few weeks ago with Carlson. "I kiddingly said to Gretchen something about men and women and she playfully walked off the set and every headline for the next two weeks was, 'Kilmeade made a sexist remark,'" he said. "They didn't understand we were having fun."

"You're such a joker," co-host Steve Doocy gushed.

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