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?”
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“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.
@JoJoFromJerz @atrupar 😂
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