Reporters Furious Over Trump’s Boy Scouts Speech

President Donald Trump waves after speaking to Boy Scouts, July 24, 2017 / Getty


President Donald Trump delivered a speech to the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday night, and some reporters were outraged by his remarks.

In his speech to tens of thousands of Boy Scouts, Trump blasted the media, pushed for the repeal of Obamacare, criticized his predecessor in the White House, and made a pointed remark about "loyalty." Some reporters were left aghast at Trump's speech.

Trump repeated a favorite campaign talking point about how the news networks would not show the size of the crowd. Reporters from CNN and NBC tweeted out screenshots of their television screens to show that news networks were showing the size of the crowd at the jamboree.

When Trump talked about the possible repeal of Obamacare, many scouts responded with chants of "U-S-A." MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes responded by declaring that everything is a culture war.

Some compared Trump's speech to Hilter and called it a rally for "white supremacists."

Washington Post editor Jia Lynn Yang wondered how the Boy Scouts could be political when it is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Other reporters shared their disgust with Trump's words and the effect they could have on the Boy Scouts.

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Andrew Kugle is the assistant social media editor for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2013. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, he worked as a Staff/Press Assistant for South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Andrew is from De Pere, Wisconsin and lives in D.C. His Twitter handle is @AndrewJKugle. You can reach him at

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