I’ve been giggling for a solid 30 minutes over this one.

Someone, probably the Canadians, leaked the details of a “testy” call between President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to CNN. This call supposedly happened in May, according to sources, and was the result of Trump’s tariff games.

CNN published the scoop as an EXCLUSIVE story.

During the call, Trump allegedly accused Canada of being a national security threat. Confused, Trudeau sought clarification, to which Trump retorted: “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?”

From CNN:

President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a testy phone call on May 25 over new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration targeting steel and aluminum imports coming from Canada, including one moment during the conversation in which Trump made an erroneous historical reference, sources familiar with the discussion told CNN.

According to the sources, Trudeau pressed Trump on how he could justify the tariffs as a “national security” issue. In response, Trump quipped to Trudeau, “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?” referring to the War of 1812.

The problem with Trump’s comments to Trudeau is that British troops burned down the White House during the War of 1812. Historians note the British attack on Washington was in retaliation for the American attack on York, Ontario, in territory that eventually became Canada, which was then a British colony.

When asked if the comment was received as a joke, one source on the call said: “To the degree one can ever take what is said as a joke. The impact on Canada and ultimately on workers in the US won’t be a laughing matter.”

Trudeau has publicly denounced the “national security” justification for the new tariffs.

“The idea that we are somehow a national security threat to the United States is, quite frankly, insulting and unacceptable,” Trudeau told NBC’s Meet the Press.

To clarify, Canada is not a national security threat. Apparently, that’s something that needs clarification?

Anyway, as if that wasn’t golden enough, journalists, namely CNN’s prissy-britched Acosta, jumped to point out Trump’s historical wrongness…but it’s not Trump who’s wrong.

This paragraph in the EXCLUSIVE scoop doesn’t even make sense:

The problem with Trump’s comments to Trudeau is that British troops burned down the White House during the War of 1812. Historians note the British attack on Washington was in retaliation for the American attack on York, Ontario, in territory that eventually became Canada, which was then a British colony.

But Acosta persisted nonetheless:

Acosta wasn’t the only one. Here’s an NBC reporter, also confused about how history works:

Who wants to explain the British colonies to him? Anyone?

In case there’s still any doubt, the Smithsonian is here to school us all:

And still more here.