US President Donald Trump has recently appeared in West Virginia at the annual Jamboree event to give a speech to a crowd of Boy Scouts. He said, “Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts, right?” to which his many right-wing fans cheered. However, what followed was a long, hilarious speech during which Trump spoke about politics. He slammed people, ranted about the political climate, and thanked the boys, who are all under the voting age, for voting for him.

‘You set a record today. You set a record.’

Parents were furious about the speech, with one commenting that the President sounded like a “drunk stepdad” as he spoke to their kids.

Trump said, “Boy, you have a lot of people here.” He then voiced his estimate at the attendance: 45,000 people. He added, “The press will say it’s about 200 people,” in reference to the inauguration ceremony debacle where what Trump and his former Press Secretary Sean Spicer were saying contradicted not only what the press were saying, but actual photographic evidence.

With regards to the attendance of the event, Trump said, “You set a record today. You set a record.” There is no record for Boy Scout Jamboree attendance that I know of, nor would it be something to brag about. Plus, even if it was a record-breaking attendance, Trump just guesstimated that – he couldn’t be sure. It’s just something he decided to say, as usual.

The press – or at least the Charleston Gazette – actually guessed more than 200. The Gazette estimated 40,000, and they also added that the press weren’t allowed to bring film equipment into the venue.

Trump got very political very quickly

It didn’t take long for Trump to break his promise – as usual – and start talking to the Boy Scouts about politics.

He discussed with them his plans to switch out the word “swamp” in favour of words like “cesspool” or “sewer.” Do the Boy Scouts really care about that? He also pointed out that ten of the “top advisors” on his Cabinet team used to be Boy Scouts. However, he failed to mention Attorney General (and Eagle Scout) Jeff Sessions at all during his speech.

Trump and Sessions aren’t getting along so well at the moment.

Just as Trump was introducing Rick Perry – his Secretary of Energy – he said, “We’re doing a lot with energy.” Does it get any vaguer than that? That’s because Rick Perry isn’t the greatest guy, so any more specific details about the “lot” he’s doing with energy and Trump would have had a mutiny on his hands. At least he specified energy. At least we know what we’re doing a lot with. At least it wasn’t just, “We’re doing a lot with stuff.” But still, a little more detail would be nice.

Trump also made veiled threats about Tom Price, the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Price was standing awkwardly right next to him on the stage at the time.

Trump said, “He better get them. Oh, he better. Otherwise, I’ll say, ‘Tom, you’re fired.’ I’ll get somebody.” The President has been trying to get Jeff Sessions to resign, and now it looks like he’s doing the same with Tom Price. As God is Trump’s witness, he will get Trumpcare passed through Congress, one way or another.

‘We could use some more loyalty’

Trump finally got back to talking about the Boy Scouts, the guys he was really there for – but only for five words. He started quoting “Scout Law” and said, “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal,” before going off on a politically driven tangent about loyalty. “We could use some more loyalty, I will tell you that.” He’s referring to Jeff Sessions, and the Republican Party’s lack of commitment to Trumpcare and doubts over Trump’s healthcare bill, and the White House staff leaking information to the press. But did it ever occur to Trump that perhaps he’s the problem and not everybody else?