Two days ago the Boy Scouts of America held their national Scout jamboree in West Virginia, and as is tradition, they invited the president of the United States to give a speech. But of course the current president is like no other the country has had to endure, and it's not so surprising that his speech was inappropriate and weird. Inappropriate and weird as in lines like, "The hottest people in New York were at this party. A lot of successful people were there. And I was invited to the party, I was very young...”
So today the Boy Scouts Chief Scout Executive, Michael Surbaugh, released a letter of explanation and apology, which in part reads:
"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. That was never our intent. The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition that has been extended to the leader of our nation that has had a Jamboree during his term since 1937. It is in no way an endorsement of any person, party or policies. For years, people have called upon us to take a position on political issues, and we have steadfastly remained non-partisan and refused to comment on political matters. We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program."
But honestly, I'm not sure why he's apologizing. Shouldn't that come from Trump himself?
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