Fox News personality Brian Kilmeade attempted to justify President Donald Trump’s decision to accept the Republican presidential nomination at the White House by ignoring basic facts.

Although critics slammed the president’s use of the White House as a prop for the Republican National Convention as unethical and illegal, the “Fox & Friends” co-host had a different take on Friday ― a really foolish one.

Kilmeade claimed Trump had the right to make a political speech at the White House for reasons of comfort, and justified it by making a false claim about Joe Biden’s Democratic National Convention acceptance speech.

Brian Kilmeade defends Trump using the White House for his nomination speech: "So he wanted to do it from his house. So why is Joe Biden can do it from his house but not the president?"

— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) August 28, 2020

Kilmeade’s defense is wrong for a few reasons, the most obvious that Biden gave his speech at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware ― not his home.

Another key fact: Trump may currently live at the White House, but he doesn’t own it. It’s the federal government’s.

Many people on Twitter tried to school Kilmeade on this important distinction.

It’s not his house. It’s our house. @kilmeade is bad a person and a fucking ass clown.

— lazlo (@lazlothebuzz) August 28, 2020

Obvious fact-check, but no, Joe Biden did not deliver his acceptance speech from his house. He gave it from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware.

— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) August 28, 2020

Pretend stupidity or real stupidity? I can’t tell.

— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) August 28, 2020

Is he really that dumb or does he just play one on TV

— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) August 28, 2020

The point is: it’s NOT his house. It’s the taxpayers house. We own it, we pay the salary of everyone who works there. We pay for all renovations (including what used to be the Rose Garden.)It’s ours. IT REPRESENTS ALL OF US.

— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) August 28, 2020

Whataboutism is a hell of a drug.

— Jim Brunner (@Jim_Brunner) August 28, 2020

He could have done it from one of his houses. He instead did it from the people's house.

— Bill Scher (@billscher) August 28, 2020

If my opponent had used this argument during high school debate I would have laughed them out of the room.Brian Kilmeade actually gets *paid* to say stuff like this.

— Kendall Brown (@kendallybrown) August 28, 2020

Trump's house is in Palm Beach. The White House doesn't belong to him. Kilmeade is the dumbest dumb guy on cable news.

— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) August 28, 2020

What an embarrassing thing to say on national television.

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