You won’t believe what Trump just did! Celebrities like Levar Burton and media personalities like Joy Reid are “disgusted,” “horrified” and “disturbed.” They even accused the President of the United States of “abuse of children.”
The uproar came after the president gave a speech at the annual Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on July 24, 2017. After his address to tens of thousands of Boy Scouts, famous anti-Trump protesters took to Twitter to whine because the president addressed political topics. Even The View ladies spent 4 minutes on the subject, airing their complaints. While liberal media outlets such as Newsweek called the speech “a Hitler Youth rally,” celebrities slammed it as too political.
As a nonpartisan group, the Boy Scouts shouldn’t have had Trump speak at all, according to The View co-hosts.
“The new guy,” according to Whoopi Goldberg on The View, “just couldn’t let it be the Boy Scout Jamboree.” A clip was shown of his supposed worst moments, entitled “Things Not to Say When Giving A Speech to 40,000 Boy Scouts.”
Goldberg ripped into Trump for mentioning that Obama never attended a Boy Scout Jamboree. She had a great reason too: the day Obama was invited to the Boy Scout Jamboree was the day he was on The View. “He was here! He was on The View!” she told the audience.
Among other things, Trump was guilty of saying, “Our economy is doing great. . . A Scout is trustworthy, loyal -- we could use some loyalty, I will tell you that.”
And of course, also in The View’s clip, he committed the ultimate political hate crime: “You will be saying Merry Christmas again when you go shopping.” Ouch. How dare he say that to a group of boys!
The speech was apparently so bad, View co-host Jedediah Bila went on a tirade on how she was embarrassed for him. “I didn’t vote for him and I’m embarrassed,” she complained. “I feel like I wake up everyday and have to apologize for this guy because I’m proud of my country but this behavior is insane! It’s crazy! … He should be humiliated!”
Celebrities followed suit, overreacting to the speech so much so that Trump was guilty of child abuse, according to them. Alyssa Milano urged the Boy Scouts to condemn Trump.
Actor LeVar Burton posted a tweet mourning “the loss and lack of integrity in an organization that helped shape the man I am today”:
The producer of popular TV sitcom The Big Bang Theory, Bill Prady, tweeted out, “This maybe one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen. Shame on the boyscouts”:
Star Trek’s George Takei was “disturbed”:
And of course, MSNBC’s Joy Reid had plenty to say on the subject. Reid even said that she was “disgusted” and “horrified.” Ironic, considering she has plenty to be disgusted and horrified about herself, since she called Republican Senator Steve Scalise’s shooting “self-inflicted.”