Boos for Obama as Trump speaks at Boy Scout jamboree
The crowd attending President Trump’s Monday evening speech to the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree appeared to boo former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaDem senator: Trump’s ‘icky’ Boy Scout speech left ‘my stomach in knots’ Boos for Obama as Trump speaks at Boy Scout jamboree Feehery: Winning August MORE at one point.
“By the way, just a question. Did President Obama ever come to a jamboree?” Trump asked the crowd, which booed in response.
“The answer is no, but we’ll be back,” Trump added.
While Obama never addressed the gathering in person, he did record a video message to the National Jamboree in 2010, noting the history of the Boy Scouts and the organization’s service to the United States as it marked its 100th anniversary.
“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.”
Updated 9:31 p.m.