President Trump spoke at a Boy Scout Jamboree this week. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he called Washington, D.C. a “sewer.” Many parents are angry for many reasons after his speech.
His speech railed against Former President Barack Obama, his presidential campaign opponent Hillary Clinton, and the “cesspool” of politics.
The Jamboree is held every four years. This year, it hosted over 35,000 Boy Scouts in Beaver, West Virginia.
The Jamboree had issued a warning to be respectful. They wrote on their blog:
“Chants of certain phrases heard during the campaign (e.g. ‘build the wall’, ‘lock her up’) are considered divisive by many members of our audience, and may cause unnecessary friction.”
Trump’s rambling 35-minute speech shook up the whole audience and elicited a bunch of boos. The organisation insisted that it is non-partisan and the invitation to the president was simply a tradition.
However, the organization received a lot of angry comments from parents. Some of which include:
“I am the proud mother of a former scout who was sheltered from that pack of lies speech at the Jamboree. Done with scouts after you felt the need to have my kid listen to a liar stroke his ego on our time.”
“Wow, this is what you are teaching the Boy Scouts? To be disrespectful to a Past President. One that had been a Boy Scout, unlike the current President. Completely disrespectful!”
“If the Boy Scouts organization has any decency, they’ll come out with a statement tonight denouncing Trump, and giving instructions for all troop leaders to speak to these boys about what they just heard and why it was wrong.”
Here is a clip from the speech:
President Trump calls Washington the "sewer” while speaking at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia https://t.co/Z65gvDZqEl
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 24, 2017
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