Donald Trump said in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal that the head of the Boy Scouts had called him to say his recent speech was the "greatest speech,".
A transcript of the interview revealed that when the Journal mentioned that his speech to the Boy Scouts jamboree earned mixed reviews Trump immediately rebuked those claims and offered that the leader of the Boy Scouts of America had actually called to congratulate him...
“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,”
The Boy Scouts of America said Tuesday that it never made any such call.
When asked about the disparate accounts at Wednesday's press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump's claims of a conversation with the head of the Boy Scouts was actually just conversations he had with individual Boy Scout leadership members after his recent speech at their national jamboree in West Virginia.
The truth of the matter is that Trump’s speech to the Boy Scouts was a politically charged diatribe that included criticizing President Barack Obama, the "the fake media, fake news," discussing efforts to repeal Obamacare, his electoral victory as well as saying "Merry Christmas again" reliving a bizarre story about a real-estate developer named William Levitt and engaged in “interesting” activities on his yacht in the south of France and attending a party in the 80's that was attended by “the hottest people in New York.”
The outrage over the politicalization of that Boy Scout event led Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh apologized for Trump’s speech days after the address, saying in a letter...
“I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree.”
Not exactly the compliment Donald was describing.