Fox News host Brian Kilmeade surprised viewers when he claimed to have read Adolf Hitler’s manifesto as part of his high school curriculum.

His unexpected admission came in response to General Mark Miley’s congressional testimony, during which the Joint Chiefs of Staff advocated for diversity and inclusion in the Armed Forces.

“I do think it’s important for those of us in uniform to be open-minded and be widely read,” Miley said. “I’ve read Mao Tse-tung. I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a Communist. So what is wrong with understanding?”

Kilmeade took issue with the Miley’s perspective, insisting that the General was “totally missing the point.”

“He said, ‘Oh, I read Mao, I read Stalin.’ That has nothing to do with it,” Kilmeade said, before attempting to “one up” the head of the U.S. Military.

“We read ‘Mein Kampf’ in school. No one thought we were Nazis,” Kilmeade alleged. “That is part of the curriculum. You find out about other things and other insurgencies. We get it. That has nothing to do with critical race theory.”

But Twitter users were quite confused by Kilmeade’s claim, given that Mein Kampf is customarily not assigned in US schools.

Others were simply baffled that he’d go so far as to compare critical race theory to Hitler’s anti-semitic manifesto.

However some Twitter said that they actually did read Mein Kampf it in school.

“My high school was more than 50% Jewish students and I think it was part of a history course which included the Holocaust,” they continued.

Twitter sleuths have even tweeted at Kilmeade’s alma mater, querying whether or not they truly did read the manifesto as part of the curriculum.

Indy100 have reached out to Massapequa Public Schools for comment.

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