Boy Scouts Unaware Of Thank You Call Trump Said He Received After Jamboree

President Trump, front left, gestures as former boys scouts, Ryan Zinke, left, Secretary of Interior, Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy,  center, and Tom Price Secretary of Health and Human Services, right,  at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit in Glen Jean,W. Va., Monday, July 24, 2017.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
President Donald Trump, front left, gestures with former boys scouts, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, left, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, center, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, right, at the 2017... President Donald Trump, front left, gestures with former boys scouts, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, left, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, center, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, right, at the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit in Glen Jean,W. Va., Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) MORE LESS
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In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, President Donald Trump said the Boy Scouts called him after his highly criticized speech at the National Jamboree and told him it was “the greatest speech that was ever made to them.”

But the Boy Scouts told Time that officials are unaware of that phone call.

“The Chief Scout Executive’s message to the Scouting community speaks for itself,” the organization told Time, referring to a statement a top Boy Scouts executive made last week after backlash against Trump’s speech, which critics equated to a campaign rally.

Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh apologized for the “political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree.”

During The Wall Street Journal interview, the President claimed the Scouts called him after the speech thanking him for his address. He said the crowd “loved” his speech and there was a “standing ovation” from the time he walked on the stage to the time he left, according to the interview transcript which Politico obtained and released Tuesday.

“And for five minutes after I had already gone. There was no mix,” Trump said, responding to the reporter’s assertions that there were mixed reactions to his speech. He also claimed it was the “biggest crowd they’ve ever had” at a National Jamboree.

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  1. BWA HA HA HA HA… :sweat_smile: Does he ever tell the truth about anything???

  2. It seems like the only time he tells the truth is when it’s something supremely embarrassing for either the White House or the GOP.
    “Given Putin the nuclear codes? Yeah, so what? He’s my friend.”

  3. Avatar for docd docd says:

    The reason they were “unaware” of a call was that a call was not made.

  4. Another day another lie
    At least he’s consistent

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