Boy Scouts Leader Apologizes After Trump Speech

| Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Boy Scouts chief apologizes after Trump speechThe head of the Boy Scouts of America apologized to the group’s members on Thursday after President Donald Trump delivered a meandering, controversial and frequently political speech to the organization’s National Jamboree on Monday .
President Donald Trump waves after speaking to Boy Scouts during the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia on July 24.
“The Boy Scouts of America is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy,” the group said in a statement Monday night.
Trump also suggested that the children in the crowd had voted for him in the election when most of them would not have been eligible.
The group had already tried to distance itself from Trump’s remarks on Monday, which were widely panned as inappropriate.

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