Trump embarrasses himself with wildly inappropriate speech to Boy Scouts
Donald Trump cannot resist any chance to push his political views or to make grossly inappropriate statements, no matter the situation. At a recent commissioning ceremony for a new naval warship, he made sure to talk up his proposed budget and his party’s health care repeal bill, going so far as to plead with the […]
At a recent commissioning ceremony for a new naval warship, he made sure to talk up his proposed budget and his party’s health care repeal bill, going so far as to plead with the naval officers and guests in the audience for political support.
And Monday, speaking to the Boy Scouts of America at their National Boy Scout Jamboree, Trump again went way off-script — or at least, off what the script would be for nearly anyone else in his position.
Despite the fact that he insisted he’d do otherwise — telling the young people in the audience, “Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts — Trump just couldn’t say no to the opportunity to give his version of a stump speech.
He railed against “fake news” and the “dishonest people” in the media. He encouraged booing of Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, snidely noting that Obama never attended a jamboree during his presidency. Obama, who was himself involved in scouting as a child, cited his disagreement with the Scouts’ anti-LGBTQ policies when declining to attend.
He gave a throughly strange and lengthy account of meeting a developer at a cocktail party, where he said the “hottest people” were in attendance. And he offered some transparent innuendo when declining to provide details of a friend’s exploits on his yacht, telling the kids, “You’re Boy Scouts, but you know life. You know life.”
And in advance of the Senate’s muddled plans to vote on health care repeal, Trump just had to go off on a tangent there, too.
He gave a shout-out to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who “still lives the Scout oath, helping to keep millions of Americans strong and healthy.”
“And hopefully, he’s going to get the votes tomorrow to start our path toward killing this horrible thing known as Obamacare,” Trump bizarrely ranted at the children in front of him — though the crowd dutifully responded by chanting, “USA! USA!”
Trump goes on about health care to HHS Sec. Tom Price during the Boy Scouts Jamboree: “Are you going to get the votes? You better get them.” pic.twitter.com/Y1DD1GwcKX
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 24, 2017
Biden campaign pivots to focus on healthcare
President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is launching a new ad today with a focus on health care costs, part of a larger push by the campaign to persuade Americans that former President Trump would revisit his attempts to do away with the Affordable Care Act if (ACA) elected to a second term.By Kim Lyons - November 30, 2023
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott drops out of 2024 presidential race
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott announced Sunday he is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.By Robin Opsahl - November 13, 2023
Biden infrastructure law helps Pennsylvania’s small manufacturers
'This investment will help create jobs in our region, and it’s exactly the kind of funding we need to expand American manufacturing, innovation, and production,' Sen. John Fetterman said.By Oliver Willis - October 20, 2023