The president and the Boy Scouts: Was there really a phone call?

President Donald Trump surprised observers of the national Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia with a speech that sounded like one he’d given many times at campaign rallies. Trump’s hard-edged political approach attracted criticism from current and former scouts and led Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh to apologize "to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree." Trump had quite a different read of what went down. In a Wall Street Journal interview the day after the speech, Trump said the Boy Scouts leader called him with a rave review. … >>More stories from National


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