Mon, July 24, 2017: Trump speaks at Boy Scouts National Jamboree

President Trump addressed the Boy Scouts of America’s 2017 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve in Glen Jean, W.Va., on Monday. (Credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times)

President Donald Trump’s campaign-style address to the Boy Scouts of America touched off a firestorm of criticism on Tuesday as parents and former Scouts decried a speech peppered with partisan attacks and ridicule of “fake media.”

The youth organization’s Facebook page filled with complaints from former Scouts and parents of Scouts that Trump’s remarks in West Virginia on Monday evening were out of keeping with the values of the Boy Scouts. About 40,000 people including tens of thousands of boys ages 12 to 18 attended the event.

A minority of those who commented on the speech, delivered at the organization’s National Jamboree, argued that exposure to politics is an important part of a Scout’s community engagement. Continue reading “Mon, July 24, 2017: Trump speaks at Boy Scouts National Jamboree”

Mon, July 24, 2017: Trump delivers statement on healthcare, urges Republicans to vote to repeal Affordable Care Act

President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering critique of the Affordable Care Act at the White House on Monday and ratcheted up the pressure on Senate Republicans to keep their campaign promise to repeal and replace the law.

Speaking on the eve of the Senate’s critical vote that could seal the fate of Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, Trump drew on the stories of struggle of Americans who joined him at the White House to remind Republicans of their seven year-old promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Continue reading “Mon, July 24, 2017: Trump delivers statement on healthcare, urges Republicans to vote to repeal Affordable Care Act”

Mon, July 24, 2017: Trump speaks on health care, speaks at Boy Scouts convention

12:30 pm: Lunch with Vice President Pence

3:00 pm: Participates in an event with regarding healthcare; State Dining Room

3:15 pm: Delivers a statement on health care

3:55 pm: Departs White House

5:10 pm: Arrives Beaver, West Virginia

6:15 pm: Makes remarks at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree; Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve

7:40 pm: Departs Beaver

8:55 pm: Arrives White House