Fox News host Brian Kilmeade left many speechless when he claimed on “Fox & Friends” Monday that he had read Adolf Hitler’s famous manifesto “Mein Kampf” as part of his high school curriculum.
He was apparently trying to follow Gen. Mark Milley, who said in testimony to Congress last week that he believed members of the military should be “open-minded”, “widely read” and informed about issues. , including Critical Race Theory.
âI have read Mao Tse-tung. I read Karl Marx. I read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist, âsaid Milley, who chairs the Joint Chiefs of Staff. âWhat is wrong with understanding? “
Kilmeade said he thought Miley “totally missed the point.”
âHe said, ‘Oh, I read Mao, I read Stalin.’ It has nothing to do with it, âKilmeade insisted.
âWe read ‘Mein Kampf’ at school. No one thought we were Nazis, âKilmeade said. âIt’s part of the curriculum. You discover other things and other insurgencies. We understood. It has nothing to do with critical race theory.
Critics on Twitter weren’t buying Kilmeade’s story of reading Hitler’s famous anti-Semitic and world domination screed as part of any public high school curriculum in America. Even guest rep Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) seemed to suppress a smile when Kilmeade made the outlandish statement.
They also had no idea what point Kilmeade was reaching.
Kilmeade attended Massapequa High School in Long Island, New York, in the 1980s. The school could not be reached immediately for comment.