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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Trump's Boy Scout backlash

Posted By on Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 8:08 AM

USA: Trump leads chant from Boy Scouts
  • USA: Trump leads chant from Boy Scouts

Donald Trump's inappropriate speech to Boy Scouts this week has drawn a vigorous response, except from the organization itself.

The Washington Post details, including with a statement from the organization. The careful statement is the kind of thing you see in the face of an autocrat who believes in punishing enemies.

“This 80-year-old custom of inviting Presidents to speak to Scouts is in no way an endorsement of any person, party or policies. Rather, the speaking invitation is based on our Duty to Country, from the Scout Oath, and out of respect for the Office of the President of the United States,” the organization said.

“As one of America’s largest youth-serving organizations,” the statement continued, “the Boy Scouts of America reflects a number of cultures and beliefs. We will continue to be respectful of the wide variety of viewpoints in this country.”
If only Trump shared the notion of respect for a wide variety of viewpoints.

Noted: The Washington Post found plenty who liked what they heard.

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