Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday offered definitive proof that President Barack Obama was wrong to say that government played a part in building businesses: a lemonade stand own by two 4- and 7-year-old girls. Kilmeade began his segment
July 24, 2012

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday offered definitive proof that President Barack Obama was wrong to say that government played a part in building businesses: a lemonade stand own by two 4- and 7-year-old girls.

Kilmeade began his segment with the Sutton sisters by playing a clip of Obama saying that business owners "didn't build" their businesses, a clip that critics claim has been deceptively edited by both Fox News and Mitt Romney’s campaign.

"These two girls beg to differ," the Fox News host claimed. "They built their lemonade business, not only without government help, but without any help. ... Who helped you start this business?"

"Our investors who are our dad and our step mom, along with some other friends and family, including our brother," 7-year-old Clara explained.

"Clara, how do you feel about the president saying that you needed help to start this business?" Kilmeade asked. "And just speak from within."

"I would say that's rude because we worked very hard to build this business -- but we did have help," Clara insisted.

Four-year-old Eliza added: "My brother does things he likes to do, and he says, 'Car, car' every time. Every time he sees a car!"

"Right," Kilmeade agreed. "Is there an application that I could fill out to possibly join Cool Blast Lemonade?"

"I don't know," Clara shrugged. "That's something that you would need to ask our father."

(h/t: The Huffington Post, Mediaite)

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