News Flash: Trump is not a “typical” President! You invite Trump to speak at the Boy Scout Jamboree, don’t be surprised if Trump shows up! Don’t be surprised if he is himself and speaks as he typically does. Funny thing, the crowd LOVED IT! Only the left hated it, but one wonders if there is anything they would like.
This is how the left described the event … Trump gives Hitler Youth speech at Boy Scout Jamboree. Troop leaders and impressionable kids cheer. This speech is Trump’s most disturbing and vile act to date. And what awful values displayed by the adults in attendence …here we are with Hitler comparisons again.
Admittedly our President has a hard time sticking to script. His tendency to speak off the cuff endears him to many as transparency is sorely lacking in politicians. The curious thing, was … the audience had a great time. No need to go into too much detail of the speech, it had the usual barbs about crowd size, election night, generalist comments about policy and politics, and “you’re fired” jabs. No, it was not the typical staid speech at The Boy Scout Jamboree, that, while motivating and entirely appropriate, is just as expected as red, white, and blue.
Maybe it wasn’t his best speech or a time to talk politics. However, he did hit a few of the positive more traditional notes of “upholding the sacred values of our nation” and other bits from the scout oath. “Persevere. Never, ever quit.” “You can do anything. You can be anything you want to be.” “Here you learn the reward of hard work and perseverance.” “There is no better feeling than an achievement that you’ve earned with your own sweat, tears, resolve and hard work.”
So what’s with the Hitler connection? Hitler? Really? What IS the hysteria about, dear lefties? Thought you were all for individuality?
The tradition of presidents speaking at the Boy Scout Jamboree has gone on for decades, starting in 1935 with President Roosevelt.
According to The Washington Post:
For 80 years, American presidents have been speaking to the National Scout Jamboree, a gathering of tens of thousands of youngsters from around the world eager to absorb the ideas of service, citizenship and global diplomacy.
In keeping with the Scouts’ traditions, all eight presidents and surrogates who have represented them have stayed far, far away from partisan politics.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the occasion to talk about good citizenship. Harry S. Truman extolled fellowship: “When you work and live together, and exchange ideas around the campfire, you get to know what the other fellow is like,” he said.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower invoked the “bonds of common purpose and common ideals.” And President George H.W. Bush spoke of “serving others.”
For a brief moment at this year’s jamboree in West Virgina, President Donald Trump indicated that he would follow that tradition — sort of.
“Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?” he said.
The paper goes on about other president’s speeches, then, at the end of the article:
President Barack Obama (2010)
Obama didn’t attend the jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia in 2010, which marked the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. But he did send the Scouts a brief videotaped message praising the organization’s history of community service and legacy of producing national leaders (he noted that 11 of the 12 people who walked on the moon were Scouts).
“That service is worth celebrating, but there’s still more to do,” Obama said. “In the years ahead we’re going to depend on you, the next generation of leaders, to move America forward.”
The man didn’t even show up! The 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts and he sent a brief videotaped message instead!
(via: Conservative Post)