Donald Trump gave a fully unhinged speech at the Boy Scouts Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday, attacking Barack Obama, bragging about his 2016 election strategy, and complaining about “fake polls.”
At one point in the dumpster fire of a speech, Trump even told the crowd of youngsters a *riveting* story about a New York developer he met at a cocktail party.
He also thought this was an appropriate place to reiterate his stance regarding the non-existent “War on Christmas,” telling the kids that when they go shopping, they’ll “be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”
The president’s decision to give such an off-the-deep-end rant in front of preteen boys would be shocking if anybody but Trump was delivering the ramble, and social media was quick to weigh in on the spectacle.
After two years I was still naive enough to think “I can eat dinner because he’s not going to go on a barely hinged rant to Boy Scouts”
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 24, 2017
Donald Trump is now asking the Boy Scouts to remember that “incredible night” when he won the election. Seriously.
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) July 24, 2017
Trump now telling kids at the Boy Scouts Jamboree about “fake polls” and “fake news” and his “tremendous crowds”
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 24, 2017
Trump is currently relitigating the 2016 election — talking Michigan, Wisconsin — before a crowd of Boy Scouts
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) July 24, 2017
Trump says Obama never spoke at a Boy Scouts jamboree. Obama was an actual Boy Scout (probably around the time Trump was dodging the draft).
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) July 24, 2017
Boy Scouts of America are booing the first female nominee for President. How proud.
— Daniel Aubry (@Aubs89) July 24, 2017
In and of itself, Trump’s speech on Monday was a national embarrassment, whether it was encouraging the crowd to boo for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, lashing out about polling, bragging about his 2016 election, or going off on incoherent tangents about his rich friends.
What’s sadder, though, is that this is the Trump we all know and have come to expect, even in front of a crowd of young boys – heck, especially in front of a crowd of young boys.
The president may have been speaking in front of thousands of boy scouts, but he was certainly the most childish person in attendance.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.