President Donald Trump is no Boy Scout – but the Scouts have clearly adopted him as one of their own.
President Trump addressed a large and boisterous crowd of 40,000 at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday and he had a lot of fun with it.
After the crowd broke out into chants of “We Love Trump!” the president asked them, “Did President Obama ever come to a Jamboree?” The boys responded with loud boos.
Boy Scouts Chant “WE LOVE TRUMP,” Boo Obama at Jamboree In West Virginia pic.twitter.com/zLIf13GLQz
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 24, 2017
Former Boy Scouts Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price were also on hand. The President jokingly(?) threatened to fire Sec. Price if he didn’t get the votes to repeal Obamacare.
At Boy Scouts Jamboree, Trump jokes about firing his HHS secretary if he doesn’t get the votes for health care bill https://t.co/QUhf3TAZji
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 24, 2017
It seemed to go entirely over CNN reporter Manu Raju’s head that “Every time Trump says the cameras refuse to show the crowds, the CNN cameras … show the crowds.” But that was the entire point! When Trump says things like that he forces the media to cover it!
Every time Trump says the cameras refuse to show the crowds, the CNN cameras … show the crowds pic.twitter.com/6f0I5y4K8a
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 24, 2017
Does anyone seriously believe that we would have seen footage of those crowds if Trump hadn’t challenged the media to show them? Trump says the media won’t do something so they scramble to do it just so they can say, “Nuh uh!” It’s so brilliant!
Of course, showing 40,000 cheering Boy Scouts led to liberals comparing the event to Hitler Youth Rallies, because everything Trump does comes down to Nazism for them.
We’ve seen this before… pic.twitter.com/8xjDJMhdg4
— Deanna Rilling (@DeannaRilling) July 24, 2017
Trump is not Hitler. Would be irresponsible to say they’re the same. But he did make the Boy Scouts feel a lot like the Hitler Youth today.
— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) July 24, 2017
Shame on Trump. Shame on the Boy Scouts. I always thought they were little Nazis. https://t.co/vp9D3h0EYa
— Judy Brill (@JudyBrill1) July 24, 2017
Liberals have long hated the Boy Scouts, primarily because they were resistant to the gay agenda for so long. But BSA now allows gay Scouts and Scout leaders, so I guess lefties can go on hating them for honoring God and country – and on that they will never compromise!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
What do you think – Did President Trump get too political in his speech to the Boy Scout Jamboree? Tell us in the comments below!