Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Donald Trump and The Boy Scouts of America: "Who the hell wants to speak about politics?"

Here are some of the low-lights from Donald Trump's speech -- from opening with "Fake News" and cursing in front of young leaders to talking partisan politics almost constantly. He had a chance to be uplifting and inspiring and instead chose to disparage others, act vulgarly, and talk about himself instead of the Boy Scouts. Are you who are his supporters really okay with this kind of behavior in front of our youth? Would you be happy to have your children in the audiences and hearing this speech? I'm serious when I ask those questions.
"Who the hell...."

Tonight we put aside all of the policy fights in Washington, D.C. you've been hearing about with the fake news and all of that. We're going to put that...

We're going to put that aside. And instead we're going to talk about success, about how all of you amazing young Scouts can achieve your dreams, what to think of, what I've been thinking about. You want to achieve your dreams, I said, who the hell wants to speak about politics when I'm in front of the Boy Scouts? Right?

You know, I go to Washington and I see all these politicians, and I see the swamp, and it's not a good place. In fact, today, I said we ought to change it from the word "swamp" to the word "cesspool" or perhaps to the word "sewer."

Secretary Tom Price is also here today. Dr. Price still lives the Scout oath, helping to keep millions of Americans strong and healthy as our secretary of Health and Human Services. And he's doing a great job. And hopefully he's going to gets the votes tomorrow to start our path toward killing this horrible thing known as Obamacare that's really hurting us.

The fake media will say, "President Trump spoke" -- you know what is -- "President Trump spoke before a small crowd of Boy Scouts today." That's some -- that is some crowd. Fake media. Fake news.

By the way, just a question, did President Obama ever come to a Jamboree?

Do you remember that famous night on television, November 8th where they said, these dishonest people, where they said, there is no path to victory for Donald Trump.

But you remember that incredible night with the maps, and the Republicans are red and the Democrats are blue, and that map was so red it was unbelievable. And they didn't know what to say.

And you know, we have a tremendous disadvantage in the Electoral College. Popular vote is much easier. We have -- because New York, California, Illinois, you have to practically run the East Coast. And we did. We won Florida. We won South Carolina. We won North Carolina. We won Pennsylvania. 

The above does not include comments about what goes on below decks on yachts or cocktail parties.