“I really hate invoking Hitler because it is sensational 99% of the time BUT…”
Trump visited the Boy Scout Jamboree this week, much to the delight of the approximately 40,000 attendees who cheered loudly for him.
Some liberals rushed to compare the Boy Scouts to the Hitler Youth, further displaying their utter disconnect with average Americans, or as they would say, the “deplorables.”
Cristina Silva wrote at Newsweek:
Trump Boy Scout Speech is Nazi Hitler Youth Rally, Left Says
President Donald Trump brought his bombastic politics to a Boy Scouts event Monday in West Virginia, drawing cheers from the children gathered at the event and prompting comparisons between his rousing rhetoric and Nazi youth rallies from some liberal activists and journalists.
The president, the first sitting U.S. commander-in-chief to address the group since George W. Bush, used his speech to slam the “fake news,” demand loyalty from administration officials and advocate for the overhaul of federal health care. He spoke to about 40,000 people at the Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Scout Jamboree.
“As the scout law says, a scout is trustworthy, loyal,” Trump said, before adding, “We could use some more loyalty, I will tell you that.” As he spoke, the crowd chanted “U.S.A” and applauded, prompting some critics of the president, who has the lowest approval ratings in modern history, to compare his rhetoric to the Hitler Youth, a wing of Germany’s Nazi party.
Here are some of the examples from Twitter:
Trump has officially succeeded in making the Boy Scouts feel a bit like the Hitler Youth, which was made mandatory by the Nazis in 1936. https://t.co/9HhnQpzkA2
— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) July 24, 2017
— Deanna Rilling (@DeannaRilling) July 24, 2017
I really hate invoking Hitler because it is sensational 99% of the time but god damn does he make this look like a Hitler Youth rally. https://t.co/AmQMoZ8Woq
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) July 24, 2017
This video shows the reaction of the crowd at Trump’s arrival:
This video shows a few highlights from Trump’s speech:
NBC’s Chuck Todd worried about politicizing the Boy Scouts:
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) July 24, 2017
This is the best response:
MSM spends 15 politicizing Boy Scouts with gay agenda, and now that someone else is honoring their precedent, they freak out.
— Google “CNN,175,Sue” (@NolteNC) July 24, 2017
Chris Cillizza of CNN saw “cringe-worthy” lines in a “hyper-political” speech:
The 29 most cringe-worthy lines from Donald Trump’s hyper-political speech to the Boy Scouts
On Monday night, President Donald Trump jetted to West Virginia to address the annual Boy Scout Jamboree. And oh what a speech it was!
Trump ranged from the current health care bill to stories of a bygone time in New York history to his Electoral College victory in 2016. It was a Trumpian tour de force — one sure to cheer his supporters but leave the rest of the country wondering what, exactly, he is doing and thinking.
The New York Times suggests the Boy Scouts now face blowback:
After Trump Injects Politics Into Speech, Boy Scouts Face Blowback
The plan seemed mutually beneficial: President Trump would bask in an adulatory slice of Americana, and the Boy Scouts of America would host yet another sitting president at its national jamboree.
But Mr. Trump’s decision to mix a barrage of political remarks into a speech that has traditionally been an uncontroversial stream of upbeat oratory has enraged many parents and former Scouts, thrust the Scouts once again into the middle of the nation’s culture wars and provided yet another example of the unusual and polarizing nature of the Trump presidency.
Democrats have been struggling to find a new message for their party. Perhaps they should go with something their supporters will truly appreciate. How about this?
“We’re not elitist jerks. Really.”
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