Some Liberals Compared Trump to Hitler During His Speech to Boy Scouts
President Donald Trump delivered a speech to the National Scout Jamboree on Monday, but some on the left immediately likened it to Nazi Germany.
Comparing the assembled children to the Hitler Youth of the 1930s, liberals blasted Trump for making political statements at the West Virginia gathering.
At several points in the speech, the president drew supportive chants from the crowd.
"As the scout law says, a scout is trustworthy, loyal. We could use some more loyalty, I will tell you that," said Trump.
Boy Scouts Chant "WE LOVE TRUMP," Boo Obama at Jamboree In West Virginia pic.twitter.com/zLIf13GLQz
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 24, 2017
Trump also railed against what he sees as "fake news" and spoke out against ObamaCare, urging Republicans to send a bill to his desk to replace the law.
The president drew chants of "U-S-A" as he went along in the address. But the left took exception to Trump deciding to bring politics into the event, calling it "indoctrination" of young people.
— Jon (((Wolfsthal))) (@JBWolfsthal) July 25, 2017
Tragically, #boyscouts in 2017 applaud Trump just like the all blonde blue eyed youth did for Hitler in the 30's.
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) July 25, 2017
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
trump is trying to make the Boy Scouts his own "hitler youth" style organization. I guess they will change their name to trump scouts! SAD!!
— Fran Fiore (@fjfiorejr) July 25, 2017
The comparisons drew a lot of pushback, however...
The Left has gone crazy. They called Trump Hitler and the Boy Scouts his Nazi youth.
— Lue Cambell (@LcKimball) July 25, 2017
Trump gave a speech to Boy Scouts expressing American pride and liberals compare it to a Hitler speech. That's where we're at now. LOL.
— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) July 25, 2017
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) July 25, 2017
Some of the scouts' parents were also unhappy with the organization after hearing the speech.
"Done with scouts after you felt the need to have my kid listen to a liar stroke his ego on our time," one mother wrote on the Boy Scouts of America Facebook page.
Boy Scouts of America said in a statement that it "is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy."
Presidents have long spoken to the scouts at the event, but past remarks were not political in nature.