It was, at times, a scene out of a Nuremberg rally, yesterday's appearance at the Boy Scout's Jamboree by bizzaro world Boy Scout Donald "Rump" Trump. As any sentient person might have expected, the increasingly deranged ("beleaguered?") Rump was bound to go off script on one of his delusional, self- serving, highly politicized rants. He didn't disappoint. But the Boy Scouts of America did.
After using the rally to plump for repealing the Affordable Care Act, blabber about the size of the crowd and his election "victory," say that more "loyalty" was needed, attack the "fake media," tell inappropriate stories about "hot" guests at cocktail parties, he prompted the scouts to boo Hillary Clinton and former President Obama (which many, but not all, in Rump's scout crowd happily did, since some are of the same developmental age and knowledge base as Rump himself). CNN has the most awful of Rump's comments that broke 80 years of tradition with presidential remarks to the scout group.
The Boy Scouts organization may be regretting its decision to give Rump a mike in front of 30,000 impressionable youth. They've issued a nopology of sorts and are rightly getting reamed out on their Facebook page (here are some top responses), where nearly every posting has reaction to Rump's foul remarks. Here are a few other reactions on Twitter:
Hey @boyscouts, wish you would tell us what you're teaching your boys that they cheered this sociopath.— SophieCT 2.9 Mil (@SophieInCT) July 25, 2017
So @boyscouts, do you condone the booing of other presidents? The lying? The inappropriate stories?Trump demanding loyalty from 13yos?!?— Geoffrey (@whatevaGeoffrey) July 25, 2017
Trump hitting all his themes in speech to Boy Scouts: NY cocktail parties, “record setting” crowd, “dishonest” media, his electoral victory— Jon Passantino (@passantino) July 24, 2017
Trump tells Boy Scouts he hopes GOP can kill Obamacare (stripping 22M+ of health coverage)— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) July 24, 2017
Boy Scouts respond by cheering "USA USA USA" pic.twitter.com/nIprrj5PoX
.@boyscouts,— ᖇ૯ძ ᑭคɿՈ੮૯Ր (@Redpainter1) July 24, 2017
Trump talked about how your members can "finally say Merry Christmas" again
Don't you have Jewish and Muslim members?
Hey, @boyscouts , have you apologized to President Obama and condemned the shameful politicization of your organization by Donald Trump yet?— Joseph Fedorko (@expressojf) July 25, 2017
What kind of lunatic President would air personal grievances at the Boy Scout Jamboree? https://t.co/Lk74idsxY0— Schooley (@Rschooley) July 25, 2017