Donald Trump justifies tariffs against Canada by citing the War of 1812 during which the White House was burned down. Um, it was the British because Canada was still a British colony. But why let facts get in the way of lies?

CNN reports, during a testy phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trump “countered” his challenge against the tariffs by quipping, “didn’t you guys burn down the White House?”

“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,” CNN reports.

This news comes minutes after we learned about Alice Johnson’s prison sentence being commuted. The dude always finds a way to trample over any good press he’s getting. Every single time.

Even the History Channel fact-checked Donald Trump:  “When the British burned down the White House during the War of 1812, it was First Lady Dolley Madison who saved a portrait of George Washington from the flames.”

Canadian media is fact-checking the moron too:

Of course, the War of 1812 is trending on Twitter: