Donald Trump has railed against the “fake news” and the Washington “sewer” in front of 40,000 chanting and cheering Boy Scouts in West Virginia.
“Who the hell wants to speak about politics?” Trump boomed. He was at the National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve on Tuesday.
He started off by talking to the crowd of mostly-teenagers about how to live with honour and achieve their dreams. It didn’t last long.
Soon, President Trump was talking about the ‘forgotten’ people that the Republican party represents.
He channelled his former Celebrity Apprentice days and threatened to “fire” his Health Secretary Tom Price if he wasn’t successful in overhauling Obamacare. “He better get them, otherwise I’ll say, ‘Tom, you’re fired!'” he told the crowd.
He talked about the political “swap” he has previously promised to drain, referring to the politicians on Capitol hill. He told the boys he’s thinking of changing the term to “sewer” or “cesspool”. “I see these politicians. It’s not a good place,” he said.
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He expressed surprise at his own presidency, asking “who thought this was going to happen?”
He said he’d rather be there, in Virginia, hanging out with the Boy Scouts, as opposed to in the White House answering to those in the “sewer”.
He said he was in fact ‘Making America Great Again’ and said the stock market is rising and jobs are increasing. “What’s going on is incredible,” he told the crowd.
Oh, and he wouldn’t stop talking about fake news.
“Man, this is a lot of people. That is so incredible,” he said. “By the way, what do you think the chances are that this incredible massive crowd, record setting, is going to be shown on television tonight? One percent or zero? The fake media will say, ‘President Trump spoke before a small crowd of Boy Scouts today’.”