Boy Scouts Refute Trump’s Claim That They Told Him He Made ‘Greatest Speech’ Ever
As revealed in a transcript of an interview with the Wall Street Journal that was leaked earlier today, President Donald Trump claimed that when it came to his campaign-style speech to the Boy Scouts last week, he was given some very positive feedback by the organization.
With the paper noting that he had received some mixed reactions to the political speech, Trump responded that he had actually received a call from the leader of the Boy Scouts about how awesome it was.
“And I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful. So there was — there was no mix.”
Now, the president was stating this despite the fact that the organization apologized for the president’s speech and anyone it may have offended.
And now it looks like the Boy Scouts are refuting POTUS’s claim that the head of the group called him up to heap praise on him.
.@boyscouts official tells @nidhiprakash they're unaware of any call from leadership to White House, pushing back on this Trump quote to WSJ pic.twitter.com/siymJTHUof
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) August 1, 2017
In a statement given to CNN this evening, the Boy Scouts said that the “Chief Scout Executive’s message to the Scouting community speaks for itself.” Or, in other words, the criticism of the speech still stands.
Watch the report above, via CNN.
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