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Donald Trump, the man who brags about grabbing women by the pussy, the man a minority of voters and the Russian government got drunk and elected president of the United States in November, participated in a longstanding presidential tradition Monday night, addressing the quadrennial Boy Scouts Jamboree in West Virginia. Since the American president is also the honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America, this is a totally normal thing for Trump to be allowed to do. As you will see, despite being normal, it was clearly not advisable, because Trump is not a man who knows how to behave around children. Instead of delivering a presidential message, Trump used Jamboree to whine and bitch and complain, and also to try to indoctrinate the kids there, because his flaccid ego is so weak and sad he needs the approval of 10-year-olds.

Oh, and he got them to boo former President Barack Obama, because that’s how American presidents are supposed to act.

Instead of subjecting you to a full video, because watching the president for too many minutes in a row makes people stupider, NBC’s Bradd Jaffy helpfully tweeted a compilation of the best moments of Trump’s speech:

TRUMP: By the way, just a question. Did President Obama ever come to a Jamboree?

KIDS: Boooooooooooooo!

For the record, Obama did address the Jamboree in a videotaped message in 2010 for the Boy Scouts’ 100th anniversary. Somehow his presidential dick was big enough not to criticize his predecessor during the message.

Of course, Donald Trump was never a Boy Scout. Barack Obama was. (In Indonesia, so it probably doesn’t count because all the knots he was learning to tie were Muslim and also Michelle Obama told kids to exercise and eat vegetables, so #BothSidesDoIt.)

Trump told the kids he wasn’t going to talk about politics:

“Tonight we put aside all of the policy fights in Washington, D.C., you’ve been hearing about with the fake news,” the president told the crowd of Scouts and volunteers gathered in Glen Jean, W.Va. “Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?”

But then he couldn’t keep his pussy ass from talking about politics, bragging about his Electoral College victory, and bellyaching about Hillary Clinton. Some of the little Hitler-Youth-In-Training (#NotAllBoyScoutsObviously) booed when they heard her name. Trump reassured the Boy Scouts that this Christmas, they will finally be able to say “Merry Christmas” again, a healing moment since we all still remember Barack Obama’s annual tradition of executing Boy Scouts on Santa’s lap every December 24.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price was there, so Trump threatened to YOU’RE FIRED! him if the Senate doesn’t vote to kill healthcare for millions of people:

By the way, you’re going to get the votes? He better get ’em. He better get ’em! Ahhhhhh! Otherwise I’ll say, “Tom, YOU’RE FIRED.” I’ll get somebody …

Totally normal. It was also totally normal when Trump told the kids a great story about his racist buddy William Levitt, who worked hard and applied himself so much that he became a very successful man who bought a yacht and got to have constant fuck orgies on his yacht. Pretty sure that’s not a BSA merit badge, but maybe in the Age of Trump, it can be:

[He] sold his company for a tremendous amount of money, and he went out and bought a big yacht, and he had a very interesting life. I won’t go anymore than that because you’re Boy Scouts, so I’m not going to tell you what he did. Should I tell you? Should I tell you? Ahhhhh, you’re Boy Scouts, but you know life. You know life.

SHOULD HE TELL THEM? SHOULD HE DRAW A DIAGRAM WITH HIS TINY MEAT FINGERS OF HIS RACIST PAL DOING FUCK ORGIES ON THE WIDE OPEN SEA?

As you can imagine, people (many of them parents of Boy Scouts!) are outraged. Uproxx collected a bunch of comments from the BSA’s Facebook page, which is good, because they report that the BSA is actually deleting comments. Here’s a sample, from Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke’s Tweeter:

Here’s Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, a guy who actually is a Scout leader and a role model, as opposed to whatever the fuck thing Trump is:

The BSA has heard the criticism from decent human beings all across this country, and from concerned parents who don’t want their kids trying to emulate human trash like Donald Trump, and released a bold statement condemning President Rage Diaper, hahahahahaha just kidding:

“The Boy Scouts of America is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy. The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition and is in no way an endorsement of any political party or specific policies,” the organization said in a Monday night statement.

“The sitting U.S. President serves as the BSA’s honorary president. It is our long-standing custom to invite the U.S. President to the National Jamboree.”

Fucking lame.

Let’s end this post with a picture of a real president and a real man. Obama White House photographer Pete Souza (who trolls Trump constantly) posted this on Instagram with the caption, “I can assure you, POTUS was not telling this Cub Scout and the Boy Scouts who followed about his electoral college victory.”

Sorry, we wanted to end this post on a happier note but that picture is just making us sad remembering the nation this was just one year ago.

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  • DerrickWildcat

    It must have been thrilling for the Boy Scouts to see the President behave in the way they are taught not to behave.

    • The Wanderer

      Sometimes a negative example can work.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Trump’s definitely good at being a bad example.

    • Bebecca

      Yes. If any of them who had friends who acted like the president, they would not be allowed to have anything to do with that friend.

  • dslindc

    I . . . I . . . I don’t . . . I mean . . . this man is so deranged and disgusting.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    That picture at the beginning just sums the whole fucking thing up.

    This vile monster must be stopped. He and all his enablers/appointees must be stopped.

  • The Wanderer

    “A little Scrabble, a little pederasty. I’m retired, you see.”
    — Dildo Bugger, Bored of the Rings

    • Eileen Besse

      Still have my copy….

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Child abuse. BSA should have known better than inviting this sham of a human to their event.

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    • Longstreet63

      Well, he does know what adolescent boys want to hear about…
      Just lucky he didn’t go into his beauty contest shtick.

      • iceweasels

        I thought they were younger than that.

    • The Wanderer

      Based on the number of GOP operatives at the local, state and Federal levels that get jailed for kiddie porn and similar charges, “filth” is actually pretty apt.

      • PubOption

        BSA used to be a motorcycle manufacturer in the UK. In the 1930’s their products were nicknamed Bloody Sore Arse. Just sayin’.

    • Thiazin Red

      And they will still claim to be the party of family values.

      • Suttree

        Keep-it-in-the-family values anyway.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        It’s so weird.

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  • beingreleased

    I’m trying to write a non-comment other than “What is fucking wrong with that man?” but can’t come up with anything. Seriously though, what the fuck is wrong with him?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Racist shitstain for a father, distant mother, draft dodging pimp for a grandfather.

      • SadDemInTex

        Always the toxic family of origin *nods*

    • Lyly Sirivong

      Everything.

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      Well, son, you see, um… well, when a troglodyte loves Propecia very much…

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    WHY IS THIS CREEP OUR PRESIDENT!!!!!!

    • Antonin Dvorak

      Because other creeps voted for him.

      • therblig

        for this you wrote the New World Symphony?

        • The Wanderer

          He wrote it as an excuse to slip “Turkey in the Straw” into a classical work, and then see if the Europeans buy it.

        • Antonin Dvorak

          It was different then, we were all writing symphonies. It was considered cool.

          • Celtic_Gnome

            And if all your friends lined up to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge, would you line up with them?

    • bookish

      Electoral College.

      It won’t matter what changes the Dems trot out. As long as we have the Electoral College, we’re screwed.

      In California, my vote means fuck all.

  • therblig

    I guess that sort of adulation beats the hell out of spending time with his own 11 year old son.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      THIS

    • canes_pugnaces

      His own son is holed up in a golf resort with an annual fee of $300K.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        $200K if you want access to the President.

        • canes_pugnaces

          I just checked. It’s $300K and, seriously, an additional $150K for ‘special access’.

          • Covfefe

            Maybe the Trump Foundation could bankroll the kid’s membership.

          • Rags

            He’s been there. Done that.

    • Bebecca

      who probably cannot join the scouts because that would be common.

    • rocktonsam

      His 11 year old is more of an adult
      Probably doesn’t get him and tells he go fuck right off asshole.

  • Zonath

    Question: Does BSA have a procedure to honorarily impeach their Honorary President? If not, could they at least change the title to “Dishonorary President” for, say, the next four years?

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      I have a feeling that next year he will not get an invitation.

      • Old town Urbandale

        Only because it will go to President Pence instead.

    • The Wanderer

      I’ll opt for “Meh” or “Who the Fuck is That?” for the next four years.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Or change the title to the even more appropriate “Dishonorary Shitgibbon”.

  • marxalot

    I am legitimately glad that my grandfather, a Scout and the father and grandfather of Scouts, Silver Beaver recipient, Scouting Commissioner for the district which is the state of Texas, etc etc, is not here to see this.

    • Something something, grandfather receiving a silver beaver…

      • marxalot

        Married 67 years, you bet he did!

        • Gayer Than Thou

          My father also received a Silver Beaver, but by that point in their marriage, not from my mother.

  • rocktonsam

    The scouts raised money to be there. For some a once in a lifetime event. Trump just takes a shit ,leaves and thinks he changed lives. Please go fuck yourself asshole. To taint something that has changed with the times, grudgingly for sure . You molested those kids minds forever. Asshole!

    • rocktonsam

      Also too a captive audience!

  • canes_pugnaces

    Having thousands of boy scouts chanting neo-fascist and bilious hate speech is about as far off the rails as I can imagine. But then again, this is the new America that has become so great, I can barely stand it. (and I was an eagle scout)

  • WotsAllThisThen

    This will go down in history with all the other memorable Presidential speeches….

    Four score and seven years ago — and hey how about that Stephen Douglas, what a loser, right? He thought he was so smart, I call him Dummy Douglas, but I don’t want to talk about politics right now. Do you see this crowd? Is this the biggest crowd or what? Just shows how much this country loves me, but I bet the fake news won’t print that.

    • The Wanderer

      “The only thing we have to fear is – FAKE NEWS!”

    • Msgr_MΩment

      And have you heard what they say about Jimmy “Light in the Loafers” Buchanan? Should I tell them? They’re Boy Scouts. But they know something about the world, right? I’m not going to tell you. But interesting

  • DerrickWildcat

    Little Lord Fauntleroy couldn’t be bothered being a Boy Scout. So he has absolutely no connection to them…and it showed.

    • Old town Urbandale

      He really wanted to be a Boy Scout, but the bone spurs!

  • theblackdog

    Andy Borowitz posted earlier that the Girl Scouts of America are seeking a restraining order against President Trump*. I said good because he’d probably troll their meetings looking for his next wife.

    *Yes I know it’s satire

    • Vincent Ricola

      Is it really satire though?

      • WotsAllThisThen

        So hard to tell!

      • Bebecca

        How many times has The Onion been right? Or do you ever read a story and think “that has to be The Onion” and nope, it’s our president at work making us great again.

        • Ghenghis McCann

          “History repeats itself, first as tragedy parody, second as farce Trump.” Karl Marx

      • theblackdog

        Maybe not, but I would fully back GSA if they did make such a move.

  • Lyly Sirivong

    Considering his treatment of Ivanka, it’s not surprising that he can’t pronounce an appropriate speech in front of 45000 kids. Truly appalling. *puke*

  • Vincent Ricola

    There’s nothing more American than a big fat orange 70-year-old man who can’t take a flight of stairs because of fear/lack of physical ability telling a bunch of tween children scouts about how he’d like to take out his political opponents and then going on to reminisce about the NYC real estate fuck orgy party scene of the 80s/90s.

    Oh wait, I don’t mean “American”, I mean “fucking certifiably insane and goddamn horrible”.

  • FlownΩver

    1. Trustworthy
    2. Loyal
    3. Helpful
    4. Friendly
    5. Courteous
    6. Kind
    7. Obedient
    8. Cheerful
    9. Thrifty
    10. Brave
    11. Clean
    12. Reverent

    • ugod84

      I dunno, I think “Obedient” is still honored and “Loyal” as long as it only has to go one way

  • WotsAllThisThen

    You boy scouts get to work on your yachting badge, if you want an interesting life.

    • The Wanderer

      “Ooh! Anti-Semitism!”
      — Raymond Luxury-Yacht (pronounced Throat Wobbler Mangrove)

  • Suttree

    The scouts still do not allow atheists and agnostics to be members or scout leaders. So fuck ’em anyway.

    • ariel_gee_398

      They need some way to make sure Scouts are of good moral character, after all. And “religious” people are never amoral.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      The originator was in favor of good religious moral compass. The association with Hitler Youth was originally intentional, but as a counterpoint. Boy Scouts do a lot of good for a lot of young boys in need of friends and friendly adults and purposeful behavior models. That, like the Catholic Church, they are also a haven for pederasts and rightwing racist homophobes is just a shame…

    • Penny Dreadful Says Cats

      Huh? Oops.

  • Wild Cat

    This is Hitler Youth.

    He’s already co-opted the military for propaganda.

    And this is purist denial:

    http://coreyrobin.com/2017/07/11/unlike-jimmy-carter-trump-has-been-remarkably-weak-and-that-may-turn-out-to-be-his-salvation/

    • Thiazin Red

      Yet, Hitler probably didn’t tell children stories about sex yachts.

      • Wild Cat

        He probably didn’t fuck them either.

  • memzilla Ω

    Apparently, there is now a Bloviating Shitgibbon merit badge.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      But only one. It’s now taken.

  • Msgr_MΩment
  • elviouslyqueer

    Dear BSA,

    Been nice knowing you. Shame about the whole funding stream drying up.

    No love,

    EQ

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Goes to W. Virginia to talk to scouts jamboree, won’t go around the corner from the White House to talk to the NAACP convention.

    • RobKanC

      He would if there are more white ppl there.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    So “Scouts honor” has gone the way of “Presidential dignity.” Got it!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c07274486e82e2000e0c175a981b499826a57d64e01bc6966dc877d9b0abdd73.jpg

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    This country has been turned into something almost unrecognizable by the creature in the WH and his enablers. To imagine 10-year-old boys being encouraged to boo a former President actually turns my stomach. To know that they did it terrifies me for the future of this country.
    Actually, I’m joking. What future? There is no future for this country. At least, not one I’m prepared to contemplate sober.

  • therblig

    so when does Buzz Windrip arm his Minute Men?

    • PubOption

      Any minute now?

  • DerrickWildcat

    The guy is clinically ill. This was the perfect set up for him to look Presidential and inspiring. I mean it’s the Boy Scouts for crying out loud. The speech writes itself. He’s entirely incapable of behaving like a civilized adult.

  • Bebecca

    Tonight we put aside all of the policy fights in Washington, D.C.,

    And that was as far as he got in the speech one of his well-intentioned speech writes prepared for him. Why even have them?

  • schmannity

    Look ma, I got my pussygrabbing badge!

  • Joe Beese

    And that little boy grew up to become President himself, declare Sharia law, and execute Christians. The End.

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    This abomination of a self-deluded egotistic narcissist talking this way to the Boy Scouts just has me outraged again. As a former Explorer Scout, Order of the Arrow, and several-time scoutmaster, I can’t tell you how hard we worked to get the fascisti rightwing racist homophobes out of leadership, and how entrenched they were and still are. And now this…

  • Nounverb911
  • TJ Barke

    What a pathetic embarrassment. Make America a joke again.

  • Joe Beese

    A reminder that the BSA weren’t financially coerced into renouncing their institutionalized homophobia until 2014.

    Fuck them.

    • capnkrunch

      Beat me to it. BSA is a shitty, exclusionary organization. Not surprised by their response.

  • Bananas Foster

    Sort of on topic feel good news…

    Girl Scouts will offer merit badges in STEM activities.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/girl-scouts-offer-new-badges-science-technology-engineering-math-n786226

    • therblig

      “Some of those girl scouts have really great stems, people are saying.” – DJT

  • Scooby

    When I was a Boy Scout we got drunk and made up crusty songs about Nixon/Agnew.

    • bookish

      Yes. The kids should be acting out, not the adults.

  • TheGrandWazoo2
    • crisptickle

      this makes it look like it’s a challenge for the elephant.

  • Nounverb911
  • He is just such a shitty fucking excuse for a human being.

  • Belasaurius

    and when you bring this up on Facespace, Trump’s supporters just bring up Bill Clinton and plutonium and Ukraine. Cause both sides do it, it must be OK. That’s what Jesus taught in the Parable of the Asshole

    • Anna Rompage

      The two are not like the other…

    • BMW

      Nice to see they occasionally take a break from bashing Hillary Clinton to bash Bill.

      • Ghenghis McCann

        They’re equal opportunity haters.

  • jodyleek
  • Nounverb911
  • Joe Beese
    • Anna Rompage

      “Don’t touch my fucking cookies goddamitt!”

    • MynameisBlarney

      JEEEZUS!

      How about a warning next time!
      I’m right in the middle of lunch…well, I WAS, anyway.

      I wonder my doawg like Cuban food.

      • cmd resistor

        My cats love Cuban food.

    • elviouslyqueer

      TFW you know a house is about to be dropped on you.

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Why does her mouth always look like it’s trying to slide off the side of her face? Is it embarrassed?

      • writersbloc

        I always assumed she had a stroke.

      • PubOption

        It’s not sure which side it should be talking out of.

    • Belasaurius

      There’s a two bagger

      • Belasaurius

        and the whiskey that was in the bags as well

    • CountryClubJihadi

      She’s being chased by the new hair and makeup lady Scaramucci ordered.

    • Anna Rompage

      Don’t cha just love how Sarah is portraying that the new sanctions against Russia are because of their involvement in Ukraine, and not because of their meddling in our last election?

    • elviouslyqueer

      Bless her heart, but who does her makeup? The same person who designed T’Pring’s eyebrows?

    • Wild Cat

      She’s going to dance in The Nutcracker—as the Nutcracker.

    • mancityRed6

      that face you make when it wasn’t a fart

      • Bill D. Burger

        If you could see a fart, she is what it would look like.

    • Erala Contratista

      Those mean creases between your eyes will never go away.
      But serve well as advertising for others to see.

    • therblig

      she got the right eye fully open today. good for her. now back to fiona videos.

  • Me not sure

    The identity crisis that has been growing in Scouting as a result of right wing partisanship, intolerance, covered up child abuse cases, and what some people see as a virtual take over by the LDS Church, has finally been brought into the light. My son and I quit Scouting when the local Council paid Oliver North and Ann Coulter to speak at a large gathering of boys from across north Georgia. They talk a good game about being a nondenominational and nonpartisan organization, but that is no longer true.

    • SadDemInTex

      I’ve wondered about that…

    • Msgr_MΩment

      #notallscoutleaders, obvs

      • Me not sure

        Certainly not me. I was a leader when I walked out. The Scouts get United Way contributions and should never spend that money to expose impressionable young men to high priced blowhards like North and Coulter.

  • Reximus
  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Take a good look at this, republicans. This is what you did. This is what you replaced a decent, gentle, thoughtful, moral, intelligent, caring President with. You did this to America. You did this to the rest of the world. You did this to the future. You did this. You. Did. This.
    You are scum, you are vile, you are loathsome, and you deserve this vile, loathsome scum you call by a title he has molested and dirtied by its mere association with him. Never again will Americans be able to call ourselves superior to any nation, because throughout history yet to come we will have to list this abomination as a member of what was once a proud and honorable roster of men who served faithfully a notion that there was something larger than themselves. He sickens me; you terrify me.

    • RobKanC

      But they will get their tax cuts man.. Thats all that matters..

      • Longstreet63

        You’re wrong. What matters is Spite. Hurting the people they’ve been told are the enemy, in any way, at any cost.
        Tax cuts are just a bonus.

        • Rags

          No, it’s fear. Fear and spite. And tax cuts. And a fanatical devotion to Putin.

      • jimrussell

        No tax cuts yet but they’re trying. What’s sad, as with Reagan and Jr. Bush, giant tax cuts for the wealthy that created giant debt, 189% debt increase by Reagan, and who is left to pay it back, the middle class. And many of these jamokes still vote Republican. Now when you’re that dumb you get a Trump.

    • SadDemInTex

      Its all about hate for the “other colors/religions” for the majority of deplorables and then you get to the money for the .01%

      • Bettyrsmith

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    • Keep hope alive Good Gawd, don’t despair. That’s what these fuckers want you to do.

      Also, a nations worth is not its leader, it is everyday people who feed their better wolves 🐺

  • Gee, Your Hair Smells Horrific

    If I remember correctly, Trump called Paul Ryan a “Boy Scout,” and meant it as an insult. Fuck you, Donald Trump.

  • Joe Beese
    • The Librarian

      :(

  • Claire
    • Msgr_MΩment

      Lookism! Both sides genders do it!

      • Red Bird

        good

    • Bill D. Burger
      • Msgr_MΩment

        The sad news?
        Fully erect.

    • Red Bird

      I’ve met him in person. He’s a perfect example of a useful idiot who failed his way up the ladder by kissing up to the right people.

      • teele

        No, seriously, I wouldn’t let him kiss my ass with Donnie Trump’s lips. Who would let him near enough to them for him to assume the suck-up position?

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter
  • beingreleased

    Lucky he didn’t complain about the scouts having to accept gays (he didn’t, did he?).

    • Bill D. Burger

      Lucky he didn’t regale them with stories of “…moving on her like a bitch.” and “…doing anything you want to them…Grab em’ by the pussy. Anything.”

  • Reximus

    I’m starting to wonder if Trump is maybe just not a good human being

    • Proud Liberal

      He’s acting stark raving mad.

      • OrG

        NOT ACTING.

        • Proud Liberal

          I’m beginning to realize that.

    • Longstreet63

      His employees tell him his is absolutely the best ever at pretending to be one.

    • Graham Dempster

      You know, you might be onto something here!

      • Djuro Jebi

        You’d prefer the dick-sucking 1/2 Kenyan?

        • Graham Dempster

          You have really shit comebacks, “Djuro.” No snap, no wit, impoverished vocabulary… you sound like a racist, homophobic auto-fellator.

    • Bigby

      Are you *sure* he’s actually a human being? I’m starting to think RWNJs are on to something with the “Reptilian” thing except, Earth reptiles are actually just plain old animals doing what they do in our ecosystem, they’re not moral monsters.

    • Edith Prickly

      I’m starting to wonder if he’s a human being at all, or just a writhing orange-tinted morass of resentments and insecurities.

    • proudgrampa

      Ya think?

  • The Librarian

    The BSA response to our embarrassment of a President is almost as appalling as the actual speech (which I watched and please pass the brain bleach). Choosing William Levitt as a topic?! What an asshat.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      The President of the BSA is also the CEO of AT&T. AT&T is waiting for government approval to merge with Time-Warner. You can probably connect the dots from there.

      • SadDemInTex

        Yep

      • proudgrampa

        dit dit dit dot dot dot dit dit dit

      • The Librarian

        There’s no business like doing business with kiss asses, we know!

      • Red Bird

        Of course he is. He probably agrees with what Trump said.

    • Reximus

      that speech should go down in history as the vilest address any President ever made. Word is Tillerson (big life-time BSA supporter) is so disgusted he’s gonna quit the State Dept gig over it

      • Ghenghis McCann

        But aren’t all his speeches about his Electoral College win? I would say he’s like a stuck record, but I’d have to explain that to all you young folks.

        • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

          He knows that speech by heart. And when he doesn’t want to talk about whatever the topic is, he ad-libs (or meanders) into it.

          • Ghenghis McCann

            He’s like a comedian who would have the one routine he would use wherever he was playing. They were supposed to have gone extinct after TV became widespread, because once you’d appeared on a TV show, the whole country had heard your shtick, and you needed something new.

        • The Librarian

          Ah, if only his words could be skipped through like a scratched record (oldz)

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        So, Tillerson thinks his work is done?…

        • Komsumverweigerer Ron

          Dunno. Has he received his cut of Rosneft yet?

    • Vincent Ricola

      I saw it live too. He shouldn’t be allowed within 100 ft of children under the age of 18. It was so ugly.

    • dshwa

      Not surprised really. BSA leadership is loaded with Mormons and other conservative religious types.

      • proudgrampa

        BSA is TOTALLY controlled by LDS.

    • cmd resistor

      I couldn’t figure that one. Looked around to see if Levitt had maybe been a Boy Scout for a minute, but I guess his claim to fame is he talked to Trump at a party. I did learn he was married 3 times.

      • The Librarian

        Trump’s speeches are one-offs, obviously, he doesn’t prepare. That story came out of left field, as do most of his thoughts. That fact that he was speaking to young boys makes it creepier. :P

      • repellently racist, too. No color in Levittown

  • Msgr_MΩment

    My man-child weighs in:
    Subject: I’m not saying “everything was better back in the day”, but…
    Message: I don’t remember Bush doing any of this at the 2005 Jamboree.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      You could disagree with some of the things he said in that speech, but it was a speech that was designed and given as an inspirational.

    • Doug Langley

      The WaPo article has excerpts from Dubya’s speech. Donnie makes him look like a statesman.

  • Electric Ukulele Land

    This episode is a weird combination of surreal, disgusting and utterly self-absorbed without being at all self or situationally aware — it is, in other words, pure Donald Trump. When historians are assembling montages of just how nutty this whole shebang was, this will be a go to clip for sure.

    • TJ Barke

      There’ll be so many to choose from…

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        Ken Burns (or his successor) is gonna be winning Emmys for YEARS. Assuming there’s a country left to hand them out.

  • lroom

    Stay classy GOP trash.

    • Weird Fishes

      Klassy with a ‘K’, K? K!

  • This article makes me want to cry 😭

    Damn it Evan!

  • Joe Beese

    There is a clear barrier to Trump’s goal of replacing Sessions with an attorney general who would be willing to interfere with the investigation: Any replacement would require confirmation from a Senate where Republicans hold only 52 seats. But there is a way around this barrier, too. As University of Texas law professor Steve Vladeck points out, Trump could make a recess appointment.

    His appointee would then serve without confirmation through the Senate’s current term, which ends late next year. Trump could pick the most pliant candidate he desires for this job — Melania Trump, Rinat Akhmetshin, Sean Hannity, you name it. More likely, he would simply find a pliant Republican apparatchik seeking to elevate his stature. And that candidate could fire Robert Mueller or otherwise abuse the department’s powers in a manner Trump obviously craves.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/how-trump-can-make-his-authoritarian-fantasies-real.html

  • Anna Rompage

    I almost feel sorry for Trump’s kids. This absurd, disgusting display of inappropriateness and ego shows that he has no filters what so ever, and must have subjected his kids to an awful environment to grow up in…

    • TJ Barke

      Have you heard about how he slapped Don Jr. In the face in front of all of his college classmates?

      • Belasaurius

        I fap to that image daily

        • does drunk Jr pissing himself constantly help or hinder?

      • Edith Prickly

        Yes, and for not wearing a suit to go to a ball game. What a fucking asshole.

    • Edith Prickly

      All you have to do is look at how they turned out.

    • BigCSouthside

      I’m telling you right now, based on the adult kids current behavior, there was some seriously fucked up shit that happened in that family. Tiffany got away and Barron is too young for don to care, but the older three do not behave like any adult children I’ve ever met when it concerns their father.

  • anwisok
  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    Ol’ Crazy Eyes weighs in on Donnie’s job performance. Can there be any further doubt that devout religious belief should be classified as a mental disorder?

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/07/24/michele-bachmann-donald-trump-is-a-man-of-prayer-who-hasnt-taken-a-day-off/

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      What the what? ‘Hasn’t Taken a Day Off’? The shitgibbon works less often than the electrical system of a TR4. And the only prayer he’s ever been heard to utter is, ‘Please, God, don’t let them look at my financials.’

      • Bobathonic

        Lucas, Prince of Darkness libels!

      • Zyxomma

        TR4? The magnetic tape backup for computers or the car?

        • Komsumverweigerer Ron

          Ye gods, if they were using Triumph TR4s as tape backups, no wonder early computers were so buggy!

  • Mavenmaven

    Waiting for Trump to change the boy scout shirts to a more brown color.

  • Longstreet63

    Well, you know, maybe the BSA just wants to get back to the roots of the organization, as it was in the beginning, as a pool of bodies to serve as fodder for the armies. Unthinking Obedience is Cool!

    • That and Lord Baden-Powell had a lot of childhood issues to work out. Parlayed his fame for killing a zillion men in the Boer War to getting the English to give him their boys.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    OT:

    “Let’s say I’m firing Michael Short today. The fact that you guys know about it before he does really upsets me as a human being and as a Roman Catholic.” Tony “the Mooch” Scaramucci

    Wut?

    • Vincent Ricola

      Oh really. Well the Mooch really upsets me as a human being and a believer in Earth goddess.

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Oh yeah – Mooch told a reporter he was firing Short. Short is like “Da fuq? Where you getting this shit?” They point out it was an on the record comment from his boss.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        So he tells a reporter for Politico he’s going to fire a guy, then complains about it and is upset because that is some sort of Roman Catholic ritual not widely practiced?

        • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

          “How dare you report what I said?”

          This is how they chip away at the press, one inch at a time.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Oh please. Spare us your pearl-clutching piety, you scumbag.

    • TJ Barke

      It’s stupid assholes all the way down.

    • Rags

      Communications, how the fuck do they worki?

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      “as a human being”

      CITATION NEEDED

  • Joe Beese

    “The Senate health care bill” does not really exist. Senators are being asked to vote for a motion to proceed into the unknown, with the promise that something will be figured out in the next couple of days of open debate after a couple of show amendment votes fail. The latest speculation is that McConnell’s ultimate fallback plan would be a vote on a “skinny” repeal that just eliminates a couple of Obamacare’s taxes and then punts the repeal process into a conference committee with the House. A stunning number of Republicans are willing to go along with this. In the spirit of the past two years of American politics, this is a national embarrassment, and it could work.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/07/25/republicans_to_vote_on_a_motion_to_proceed_into_the_unknown.html

  • Bill D. Burger
    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      I hope they were whispering. The Thought Police are EVERYWHERE.

    • Red Bird

      You mean, people were traumatized by having a black president.

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Bill D. Burger
  • Meanwhile, the Girl Scouts have been allowing trans*scouts since 2011

  • Claire

    I wonder what the kids in that audience who were out there booing Obama and Hillary think after opening social media this morning.

    • therblig

      think?

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    The bearded one has concerns, y’all.

    https://twitter.com/chucktodd/status/889628663335067649

    • Even dumbasses can be right once in a while…

    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      Hillary isn’t even a boy. Both sides do it.

  • Rick Hill

    Does he have people searching for new things to shit on? He seems to already have them looking for any government program that does any sort of good for the People.

  • laughingnome

    Say, you know who else held rallies for the youth?

  • Belasaurius

    Guess what kids? Grandma and grandpas health insurance went up 800% so here’s some fucking coal for Christmas for cheering for that apeman

    • Claire

      Hope they’re ready to share their rooms with Grandma after she loses her Medicare and can’t afford a nursing home.

      • Komsumverweigerer Ron

        Rooms? The whole family will be living in one room because that’s all they can afford.

        • Les Appentis De la résistance

          Sounds cozy.

    • CripesAmighty

      But we can all now say, ‘merry Christmas’.

  • armed_bears
  • NastyBossetti

    Giving an inspirational speech to children should be the easiest thing the president ever does. How the hell is it even possible to fuck this up so badly?!

    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      Not really giving a shit about the audience helps.

      • cmd resistor

        Except as cheering fans.

    • Years of practice being an abusive father

  • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

    I feel like witnessing the nadir of our national history should be more exciting and less banal, somehow.

    • CripesAmighty

      There was another crowd derided as just incompetent cranks until the trains ran on time

    • dshwa

      Sadly, we’re ending not with a bang, but with a twimper.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Just for a breath of fresh air before continuing.

    https://twitter.com/MrDanZak/status/888755090278023168

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      The Canadians are just trolling the fuck out of us now, aren’t they? Stupid good government and ethical politicians.

      • he still screws the Native Canadians if that helps

        • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

          I…I’m not sure what to say. Seriously. That shocks me. The North American natives have been getting screwed by white people since we arrived. I’d kind of assumed Canadians were at least nicer about it than US-ians.

          • it’s the other end of the pipeline stuff

    • Christopher Story

      Damn, he does a cowboy hat even sexxxier than I do! *swoon*

      • grindstone

        You have my attention…………

    • Zyxomma

      Had to find and retweet that. So beautiful.

  • AngryNotSoOldHippy .

    ““The Boy Scouts of America is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one position…”

    Bullshit, the BSA is a Christianic hate cult, it’s a Republican organization that is predicated on hate and bigotry.

  • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

    That picture of President Obama with that darling little Scout, contrasted with that German-American Bund Rally long shot of Orange Donald and his Loyal Youth….ach, it just makes me sad.

    Joni was right, you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. And it is well and truly gone.

  • Bigby

    I was an Eagle Scout 35+ years ago. It was a pretty reactionary organization even then (with pockets of ‘liberal’ troops here and there). I bailed moments after receiving my Eagle badge because we got ourselves a severe religious nutjob scoutmaster. The only parts of the Scout Law that meant anything to him were “obedient” and “reverent”. Years later I gave it another go as an Asst SM in an urban district filled with minorities and liberal white ‘elitists’. Went to scout summer camp in the boonies in the South. Hoo boy, never went back. And that was before their complete takeover by the LDS, their complete fucking over of LGBTQ kids and adults until $$$ got involved.

    They did teach me very valuable lessons…in how to deal with far right Rethugs, in addition to knots, first aid, living off the land, not be distracted by this BS because the real story today is BCRA will pass….

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      It is hard that so many of trump’s 38% are involved with the BSA. It was a great organization for me so many years ago, and my years involved in scoutmasting saw many an argument over the rightwing awfulness that pervaded it. I still believe in it, but think, as always, it needs to be recreated again and again, by better parents…this pigfucker needs to be taken down, hard, by judicial, legislative, and popular demand….

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    The 29 most cringe-worthy lines from Donald Trump’s hyper-political speech to the Boy Scouts

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/25/politics/donald-trump-boy-scouts-speech/index.html

    • Ghenghis McCann

      I feel for whoever had to cut them down to a measly 29.

      • Elvis Causticfellow

        Don’t. That was Chris Cillizza, who to my knowledge never ran an article on cringey moments from one of his campaign speeches.

  • Check out some of the threads on twitter (SincereTwitter not the shitty parts) of broken hearted Eagle Scouts. I was a failed brownie so all I can contribute was this — https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f5563719d8a040a7526779da2e6f6b62b85a9e4563c21b91235380b518a0c17b.jpg

  • Ricky Gay

    Trump misheard and thought he would be addressing Ego Scouts

    • Ghenghis McCann

      That would explain the numbers. They’d found the biggliest Ego in the country, and all wanted to see it.

      • Ricky Gay

        In my day, the scouts would have known to poke it with a stick and be ready to run.

  • RobKanC

    Did Wonket miss that part where he vowed to make them say “Merry Christmas” this holiday season? I mean wow. Hitler would blush at that.

    • Rags

      I just have this image of jackbooted Santas (no, wait, Santa already wears jackboots) wearing red Santa caps with MAGA on them and marching in formation in front of the WH giving the Nazi salute. Or maybe that was my nightmare last night. Getting hard to tell.

  • Doug Langley

    That is a good WaPo article. Wow, how I hate Trump. He makes everyone, even George W, look like a statesman.

  • Lurkylu

    i feel like i am using the words “shameful” “debased” and “astonishing” on an hourly basis these days.

    • ziggywiggy

      You’re nicer than me… I find myself screaming the words twat and fucking asshole at the tv a lot.

      • Lurkylu

        i say Fuck so often it has lost all meaning, its like an exhale. im also constantly suppressing the urge to cry-vomit when exposed to Drumpf stupidity.

    • Jim Johnson

      Thanks. I’m running low on derogatives too. “Horrible”, “criminal”, “despicable”, “cowardly”, “just not a decent human being”… words fail me lately.

  • beatbort

    Trump to Boy Scouts: Do you like gladiator movies, boys? Have you ever been to a Turkish prison? Ever seen a grown man naked?
    [Nervous laughter from audience, then crying, then sound of running]

    • Bill D. Burger

      …Rick Perry begins to squirm, covers his genital area and looks
      for a place too sit to avoid embarrassment.

  • Jenny

    The boyfriend,who was an eagle scout, was shocked by this. He said he can’t support them anymore. Turns out he’s given close to half a million dollars to them over the past 20 years. That’s fucking crazy cuz he is well off but not THAT well off. Turns out he started giving his tithe to the BSA instead of the Catholic church.

    His core foundations have crumbled around him and yet he still is optimistic America will go on being a great country. I wish I could have those beliefs.

    • PubOption

      He obviously didn’t get the message, America ceased to be great some years ago.

  • mrFawkes

    Here’s a great man talking to a Scout. Hope this helps…
    https://youtu.be/iZkZ36iU4B0

  • pgjack

    Judging by the cheering that the President’s campaign speech caused I’d say these American Brown Shirts are on the ‘right’ path to dictatorship. My son was a scout and gained a lot from his years in the organization so I’m sorry to say that I can never again support what has apparently become a right wing political tool.

    • Paperless Tiger

      Ahh, so’s yer guvamint!

  • cafiene

    If this is what it takes to get the org censured by the parent organization, so be it. I’d be incensed, if I’d ignored all the other stuff and enrolled my kid anyway.

  • Rags

    Never, EVER let this creep near the Girl Scouts!

  • Weird Fishes

    Sometimes it’s hard to believe that he has managed to pack an entire 4 years of presidential retrospect into a mere 6 months. This will truly be the greatest presidency we’ve ever had, and probably the most disastrous.

  • Machnethylsteinerbincolabird

    I was a scout in the 1960’s and 70’s and made OA, but after a while I left it behind because I didn’t like the kind of people that were in it. They just seemed stupid, boorish, and kind of mean. I didn’t have the knowledge then to articulate what was wrong with these people, but now it seems clear to me. They were just future Rethuglycan’ts.

  • cheetojeebus

    The “Brick thrown through minority window” merit badge has been gaining popularity.

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    The look on that little boy’s face as he stares up at Obama… you guys, this makes me so sad. What we could have been, and what we are.

    • I know. I was scrolling through this story on my ipad, and that picture of Obama and the young boy hit me before I could think. My eyes welled up with tears. How could voters have replaced a man with such dignity, intelligence and honor with such a…disgusting, selfish, ignorant pig? We have lost so much…

  • timpundit

    Honestly, I thought I couldn’t hate him anymore than I already did. But, wrong again.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    OT: it’s almost like you can’t trust Putin.

    https://twitter.com/andrewsweiss/status/889801526033690624

    • Hey, he’s just following in Rumsfeld’s footsteps

    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      Is turn around fair play?

    • hudson srinivasan

      think about the irony of this.

    • Rags

      Fuckin land wars in Asia, how do they work?

  • What nine year old could possibly pass up an opportunity to hear about Steve Ross’ cocktail party? Steve is one of the best people, big league!

    • Les Appentis De la résistance

      “Tell us again about all the pussies you grabbed at the orgies, Mr. President!”

  • Roni Raven, Undercovfefe Agent

    Guys. Donnie’s first major accomplishment in office.

    He’s convinced the APA to lift the Goldwater Rule.

    https://www.statnews.com/2017/07/25/psychiatry-goldwater-rule-trump/

    • Randy Riddle

      It would be reckless not to diagnose at a distance.

      • Bobathonic

        Irresponsible, even.

  • Jim Johnson

    Trustworthy? Loyal? Kind? Trump is none of these things.
    He exhibits the opposite of these values.

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    I can sympathize with the BSA a bit since it is their tradition to invite the president. The real test is if Trump will be invited anywhere near children ever again.

    • Randy Riddle

      Near children or adults that aren’t evangelicals.

  • Liquid Tomato

    I’ve only heard one president speak in person. It was Bill Clinton in 1993. He started off talking about healthcare, which the Republicans were calling Hillarycare at the time, then he went on a rant about how George Bush was such a terrible president, and now that he, Bill Clinton was president, everything would be great and America would win all the wars. Then he did his impression of Dana Carvey’s impression of George Bush, “read my lips, no new taxes, a thousand points of light, not gonna do it.”

  • Randy Riddle

    Is Trump kicking puppies yet? If he’s not kicking puppies because they didn’t investigate Hillary’s emails, he’s not full-on Trump yet.

    • Blackest Noobs

      so didn’t right after he won, he was like yeah im not gonna put Hillz in jail..then six months into his presidency, he is like hey Jeff, when you gonna put Hillz in jail.

  • Blackest Noobs

    water is wet, sky is blue, and the last boy scout was 1991.

  • alpacapunchbowl

    Pete Souza’s instagram feed is pure gold. If you’re not already following him, get on that stat. Hell, if you don’t have instagram get an account just for that.

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    “Be able to say Merry Christmas again”

    YOU ARE FUCKING RIDICULOUS. This is the dumbest most lame stupidest fake-ass idiotic strawman that a dumbest most lame stupidest fake ass idiot ever came up with. NOBODY HAS EVER STOPPED ANYONE FROM SAYING THAT. Where do you get this shit from??

    How do his supporters hear that and say “Why what a good thing! I almost half remember something about Sean Hannity’s ass tasting like that very thing, one time last year when I licked it around durrrrrrChrimmas!”

  • Gorillionaire

    This Eagle Scout remembers a speech that was much better than this delivered by two of the most famous members of The Harlem Globetrotters.

  • UnsaltedSinner

    “Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.”

    What are 12 words that can’t be applied to Donald Trump?

    • Trip Space-Parasite

      Only 11. He’s definitely obedient (to Putin).

  • azeyote

    well he saw all the young people wearing brown shirts and couldn’t help himself

  • Red Bird

    For those who don’t read the whole comment thread. The President of BSA is also president of AT&T. Follow the money. (credit Wonketter Spotts1701)

    https://disqus.com/by/Spotts1701/

  • Opalescent Riddles

    “Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?”

    Nice mouth, PussygrabberOTUS.

  • retiredeng

    This is the most disgusting thing Trump has done to date. These are teenagers for fuck’s sake!

  • CripesAmighty

    Well, seems we’ve reached the tipping point wherein the boxes left to check are Herr Hitler’s hits that dump has left to deploy.

  • William
    • gratuitous

      Need one for Hookers and Blow, which is what I’m pretty sure was happening on that yacht Trump was teasing the audience about.

      I decline to get too down on the actual scouts in attendance. Some of the dumbest creatures to walk the planet are 11 to 17 year olds, and if you put several thousand of them together, they’re bound to do and say some really stupid things.

      But the leaders? They knew they were hosting a dog that isn’t house-broken. Someone should have insisted on a pre-screened transcript of Donald Doofus’ remarks, and as soon as he strayed from his prepared text, cut his mic.

      • Ducksworthy

        The leaders are Mormons working to turn Earth into the planet Kolob.

      • William

        You forgot the merit badge for not playing golf. https://www.facebook.com/georgehtakei/videos/662989440558292/

      • Odd Jørgensen

        and as soon as he strayed from his prepared text, tackle him to the ground. Can never be too careful.

  • andyshelt

    And in unrelated news, the BSA has just announced their new merit badge for boy scouts to earn by performing acts of selfishness and demonstrations of self-serving egotistical behavior. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d7364cb98504589f213550310166ba7fc12f92cfe3ced70a11dd32e67d4606da.jpg

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    *News-reel announcer voice*
    TODAY, IN CAN’T EVEN

  • William

    BSA
    972-580-2000

  • New and Improved Say Wha

    Donald Trump: Putting the BS in BSA since 2017!

  • Courser_Resistance

    Fucking Christ. And I took a couple of hours off work this morning to teach some little kids (1st & 2nd graders?) first aid skills.

    Everything is so surreal I can’t handle it. Every day is a new horrorscape.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Note: Dennis Hastert was a scout leader for 17 years.

    I’m just sayin’.

    • Ducksworthy

      Hey, but Denny just got out of jail for molesting young men. Will the BSA reinstate him? Put him on the board?

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        On the board? No, no. He’s more of a hands-on guy. IYKWIM.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Why is anybody surprised the minions of the BSA Twittler Youth were cheering? The organization has always had a not too subtle over layer of blind obedience and intolerance of diversity that has made it all to closely related to their 1930’s – 1940’s German cousins. You’ll find a few parents who stick their kids in the Twitler Youth and try to retain their sense of decency but the very nature of the organization is crypto-fascist and my guess is the preponderance of these families are TeaPotty red neck swastika waving Trumpinazis.

    • KBadger

      Just like society, there are all types in scouting. My brothers and my two sons were scouts. My husband was a den leader. My father was so involved in scouting for so many years that he got one of their highest council-level awards. My father also voted for Obama, twice. And when I went through his things after his death last year, I found that he’d also sent him money when he was running for reelection in 2012. Broad brushes are never a good idea.

  • Kooolest G

    now I can add the boy scouts to the list of organizations that used to appeal to both parties but now have to decided to only cater to republicans. the list is getting pretty long
    the NRA
    the christian church
    the israel lobby

    • Ducksworthy

      Don’t forget the North American Man/Boy Love Association.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Honorary President Dennis Hastert will be addressing their Jamboree.

        • SprinklemagicResistancebuns

          Only if they let him out of the halfway house that is his current residence.

  • Jbrooks9

    Evan, for once, your article didn’t make it half as fucking horrendously Nazi youth indoctrination as it was. Trump’s drunken rant qualifies as child abuse. What a giant vegan baby butthole he is.

  • Nockular cavity
  • (((fka_donnie_d)))

    I just can’t. I can’t with the outrage and the shock and claude raines bs. I feel bad for the kids, but the parents voted for this guy. The Evangelicals basically anointed him. Fuck these hypocritical assholes.

    I was a scout for like 2 seconds. My parents yanked me when the den mothers started planning a pro wrestling outing. Thanks Mom and Dad.

    If anybody is still confused after the homo hand-wring, they deserve whatever they get.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      I know, right? Meanwhile the right-wing fuckwads endlessly condemn the Girl Scouts for truly teaching strength and courage. And this would NEVER have happened with the Girl Scouts.

      • everstar

        One of my regrets in life is that I never progressed beyond being a Junior in Girl Scouts.

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          I believe I may have been a Cadette, but my mom pulled me out after she learned my only interest was in the Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts joint ski trip to Lake Tahoe.

  • Fitzgerald Chesterfield

    “In conclusion, scouts, let’s hit the whorehouse!”
    -DJT

    • Jena-Auerstedt

      “. . . and remember boys — if your father leaves you millions of dollars, you too can someday buy a beauty pageant and walk in unannounced on a dressing room filled with lots of naked or half-naked females.”

  • teele

    If the BSA can’t control the acts they book for the Jamboree, they should stick to sing-alongs and marshmallow roasts.

    • Maree Martin

      I’m sure they never thought they had to control the President of the United States, just as they did not with past Presidents who spoke. Just their bad luck that the one in office now is in no way a President.

      • Sakonyachen

        Well if anything resembles justice in this, it’s that the members of BSA who voted for him were reminded how bad of an idea that was today.

  • FormerMainer

    The BSA is a great organization that fulfills an important need in society. It is too bad Trump disrespected that through his speech.

  • jimrussell

    There’s something wrong here, and you were wondering why Trump is a national embarrassment and world bad joke? Obviously Heir Trump mistakenly thought the Boy Scout khaki/green shirts were brown. Also obvious, the butter has slipped off of Donny’s noodles, and it’s past time for a mental health intervention. In the words of Welsh and Khan “do you have no sense of decency?” Trump’s answer remains, NO. Hopefully the Scouts won’t take Trumps suggestion to name a new Pu$$y Grabbing merit badge after him.

    • SDGeoff3

      The butter has slipped off his noodles???!!!!11 OMFG.
      I bow to you, sir.

    • Jena-Auerstedt

      That’s “Herr Trump” —

      Wait, he’s also “Heir Trump.” That’s how he made all his money.

      {Emily Litella voice} Never mind . . .

  • KBadger

    That last pic just makes me want to cry. I hope that little guy survives this presidency. What a sad place this country is in right now.

  • kareemachan

    Now I want to know about the deleted tweet Kimberly Hatton-Reid was talking about. I can’t find anything out about it on Google…

  • Lefty Wright

    The BSA needs to learn the difference between promoting actions and philosophies and condemning blatant political pandering and boastful behavior. Condemning actions that betray the goals of the BSA is not an option, it’s a necessity.

    • JD Mulvey

      The BSARepublican Party needs to learn the difference between promoting actions and philosophies and condemning blatant political pandering and boastful behavior. Condemning actions that betray the goals of the BSARepublican Party is not an option, it’s a necessity.

  • whitroth

    My stepson made Eagle.

    Now, I’m not saying there’s a noose waiting for this piece of shit, no, no, we want him to DIE IN JAIL, AND NO, TOMORROW IS NOT TOO SOON.

  • Albatrossity

    I have a friend who is a longtime scoutmaster. He lives in Texas. He is at the jamboree with his scouts. They booed Trump when he mentioned Obama, because they understand how ridiculous that was. They were not booing Obama.

    The kids are alright.

    • kareemachan

      You sure?

      • Albatrossity

        I’m sure that’s what he told me. I have no reason to doubt his veracity.

  • Pre-Existing Condition Jack

    I was a scout. I almost made Eagle Scout before I got too sick. This is more horrific than just about anything else this stain on humanity has done so far.

    It’s strange how much lower he can sink. There is no level at which he feels compelled to bring himself in.

    • JD Mulvey

      Never made it past Tenderfoot, but smoked hella weed. Good old Troop 106.

  • Johnnymoreno

    I was a Scout. I really don’t have the words.
    That long, convoluted, sordid story about Levitt.
    We need new words.

    • JD Mulvey

      I’m sure pre-teen boys are riveted by tales of legendary real estate developers of the past.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    i don’t really get the outrage at the BSA (other than their usual stances).

    It was the president who said all the craziness…i’m sure when they did their traditional invite a few senior leaders were thinking, this could be okay or this could be a shitshow. Turned out to be a shitshow.

    • Maree Martin

      Totally agree. It’s not the Boy Scouts fault for extending an invitation to the President of the United States of America to speak, as they do for EVERY President, every four years. It is the fault of the morons who voted for him for putting this sick, twisted, syphilitic orange baby in the office to begin with.

      • phoenix00

        Yes, but the BSA also invited him to speak, and by doing so gave him yet another platform. They own this.

    • kaydenpat

      But the way the Boy Scouts cheered him on was disgraceful too. Nothing to be proud of.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      I think it was the incredibly weak response from the BSA that incensed everybody.

      Of course, they should have known from the get-go, based on Trump’s appearances at the Coast Guard graduation and before the CIA that this would be a train wreck.

      But, OK, invite him once, per the tradition. Grit your teeth. Suggest to his “handlers,” who don’t seem to handle him very well, that he should remember he is addressing a group of adolescent boys.

      It might have avoided a typical Trump fuck-up but probably not.

      However, once the damage was done, the proper reaction would have been an official statement reading: “Ick, phooey. We will never, ever allow this dirty old conniving scoundrel with his bully-ragging and obviously perverted interest in sex orgies to another BSA ever, ever, ever.”

      I have a hunch that the BSA “leadership,” like the GOP “leadership” is too chicken to call out this loud mouth, bullying creep.

    • Vaara Thaumetergist

      For myself….there were people on the stage that could have signalled the sound person to cut the microphone. They did not.
      For myself…they could have walked off the stage when he called for the booing of President Obama. They did not.
      For myself…the times I saw applause by people on the stage when he was making reprehensible statements and turning the BSA into another political prop makes me doubt that I will ever give to another scout looking to go to a national jamboree.
      For the scouts…I do not know how this bell is unrung.
      The statement that the BSA has put out is well frankly well named as BS of Amerika. i expect that some similar statement was made by the scouting programs in Nazi Germany shortly before they were turned into the Hitler Youth.

      • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

        come on, who would have cut off the president at an event? I mean, criticism is fair, but that’s out there.
        I agree with the rest of your comment though.

        • Vaara Thaumetergist

          I would if I was on the sound board and the right person asked or signalled. Legend among board ops is that Bill Clinton was twice cut. I have squelched a college president (at the request of the provost who then took a replacement mike up…and although only a few words were exchanged the tone changed for the rest of the speech). I also developed a technical problem when th wife of a distinquished US member of the House asked for him to be cut off/ He was going into a bit that may have been something that psychiatrists may have considered evidence of on-set dementia which was what was reported after his retirement. Oddly enough it was very much like how our current President sounds at times.

  • Maree Martin

    Listening to Trump for too many minutes in a row makes one stupider? I can hear my brain cells dying after 15 seconds of listening to him!

    • kaydenpat

      That’s why I avoid listening to him like the plague. His outrageous conduct is covered very well by websites like Wonkette so I hear more than enough about his antics.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    By the way, what was Rick Scott doing there? Did somebody tell him there were a lot of miners in West Virginia and he misunderstood?

  • JD Mulvey

    Boy Scouts: Coddles pedophiles; promotes bigotry against the gays, etc.; hyper-macho paramilitary org; pretty much okay with President Pussygrabber as a role model.

    Girl Scouts: Promotes acceptance, diversity, personal betterment and public service.

    Conclusion: The Girl Scouts should ditch the gender-binary part of their name and start admitting all kids.

    • libsrnazi

      You are a sick puppy, russian troll…

      I block you…

      • JD Mulvey

        lol

      • kaydenpat

        Blocked for idiocy.

    • kaydenpat

      Or Boy Scouts should become more like Girl Scouts. Kind of strange that they were so different from each other.

      • JD Mulvey

        Back when they were being formed, the Boy Scouts was aligned with the Campfire Girls, which tended to emphasize domesticity and girly stuff. I forget the name, but there’s even a Christian nutjob group that Christian nutjobs send their girls to that does the same kind of thing today. (Probably because Campfire has gone all commie too.)

        The Girl Scouts have a long history of being viewed with suspicion by people who think girls should learn to cook and clean and be less than fully human and that kind of thing.

        That said, my Boy Scout experience was pretty good. Our assistant scoutmasters were all burnouts and beer drinkers and we basically did a lot of pickup basketball all winter and campouts every summer. I cannot recall ever getting a merit badge, but I got a lot of pizza and mosquito bites. For a kid with a single mom, it was alright. And despite the paramilitary stylings, I grew into a fine libtard.

        • kaydenpat

          Interesting background on the Scouts. Thanks.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          For me, the Cub Scouts were kind of OK but every second I spent in the Boy Scouts was a dead waste of time.

          I was never any damn good at tying knots, campfires made me vomit and the other members of my troop were almost all stupid jerks. One of them grew up to be a convicted sex criminal.

          I only learned years later that my father was omnipresent at meetings because he didn’t trust any of the other adult male “leaders.”

          I could have spent that time more usefully studying the piano or learning another language or studying the comics inside Fleer bubble gum wrappers.

          • JD Mulvey

            Your mileage may vary.

            I was a Cubber too. The only thing I remember was a day trip to the Statue of Liberty. That was cool shit.

            I’m also reminded of a running joke we had when I was a Scout. Whenever we’d see a little kid with a Webelow uniform on, we’d say “Hey, what are you?” And he’d say “Webelow.” And we’d say “You do?”

            Little boys are total shits.

        • Persistent Tennessee Rain

          Pioneer Girls

      • Harbinger08

        They actually have always been two entirely separate organizations, although on rare occasion they might have parallel activities, they are not connected. Google Juliet Low.

        • kaydenpat

          Ok. Thanks. Just did.

  • tkingt

    Donnie was just awarded a huge yellow merit badge for Cowardice.

    • SeeTrain65

      “The Yellow Badge of Cowardice,” Stephen Crane’s sequel to “The Red Badge of Courage?”

    • SDGeoff3

      Not for his golden showers?

    • kaydenpat

      Where’s the badge for his expert pussy grabbing?

      • Sakonyachen

        Don’t forget his badge for scrotum cradling that Putin gave him.

  • kaydenpat

    Isn’t the BSA basically a Rightwing Christianist group anyways? I’ve heard several stories of boys being kicked out because they were LGBT or atheist. No surprise that they’re perfectly alright with Trump’s totally inappropriate speech of yesterday. The way the Boy Scouts were cheering him on, you could see that he was one of their own.

    • Jo Mathie

      It might be in America. In the UK they are pretty inclusive. I volunteer at the Girl Guides and we’ve got a mix of girls, three of whom have learning difficulties, tow who are obviously together but no-one makes a big deal of it. Religion isn’t a thing – I doubt more than two of them go to church. (I don’t either)

  • DensityDestiny

    Little late, just saw this post. When I saw the photo with Obama, I just hung my head and cried a bit. Then I read the last line and cried harder. At least I’m not alone.

  • middleclassman1

    Did he show the his many bankruptcy badges?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      And his pussy-grabbing merit badge. And his fucking diseased whores on a yacht merit badge.

  • Delu

    Trump did exactly what one would expect Trump to do at any speech. What Trump has more or less done for pretty much any speech.

    I would have thought that BSA would have already realized this before hand but then, there’s that “A” right there that says it all…

    • JD Mulvey

      Sounds like you don’t believe “the pivot” is coming.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Unfair! He’s done “the pivot” over and over again. The 360-degree pivot.

      • Delu

        Pivot as in when he becomes “not Trump”?

        Yeah, no I don’t believe that will come ever.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    Interestingly (from Wikipedia) “Lord Baden-Powell was keen on amateur theatricals, from Charterhouse public school where among other roles he played female operatic roles. In the army he made a speciality of female roles and would often make his own dresses. His stage specialty was what he called his skirt dance.”

    Calling John Waters. Biopic writes itself.

  • Jena-Auerstedt

    All together now: Ein Reich! Ein Volk! Ein Fuehrer!

    And the merit badge sash does look a little like a Sam Browne belt.

  • JD Mulvey
    • CripesAmighty

      Kid’s a hella writer.

      • JD Mulvey

        Yeah, he really is. He’s one of the organizers of the group that’s been trying to get the BSA to accept gay people. Tough job.

  • Vaara Thaumetergist

    It would seem that Our President is in good company in terms of subverting scouting..
    ..
    http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_boy_scouts_hitler_youth_connection

  • Petunia Cat

    This

    “Should I tell you? Ahhhhh, you’re Boy Scouts, but you know life. You know life.”

    is exactly the kind of shit your drunkard father says to you when you’re a teenager. 😣

  • Harbinger08

    I can’t believe he didn’t tell them the pussy-grabbing story. What a missed opportunity. He really enjoys telling it and they would have loved it. Trust me, I know young teen-aged boys, they love that stuff. Maybe not so much the older ones, they’re kinda past that.

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  • Vaara Thaumetergist

    Well the Boy Scout leadership has sent a letter of apology.
    Regretfully it does not unring the bell.
    Worse is the press conference….when they could have made it clear that this was not what was intended. Instead it is a crowd cheering the President on. How many fights were there among the different scouts after or during this speech? This is not covered by the media on left or right…

    I would comment on the press conference if comments were allowed here. Although i can say…”Sad. Just Sad.”

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/boy-scout-chief-apologizes-trumps-speech-195935178.html

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