Trump lies about Boy Scouts in Wall Street Journal interview.

Trump lies about Boy Scouts in Wall Street Journal interview.

The Boy Scouts have refuted a statement the President has made in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal.  An excerpt of that interview is provided below wherein the president refers to a phone call he received from the head of the Boy Scouts claiming it was the “greatest speech ever made to them.”  More from Time here.

WSJ: We were in West Virginia yesterday.
TRUMP: Oh, you did? Was that a scene, though? Huh?
WSJ: That was a scene, yes. (Laughter.)
TRUMP: Biggest crowd they’ve ever had. What did you think?
WSJ: I thought it was an interesting speech in the context of the Boy Scouts.
TRUMP: Right.
WSJ: They seemed to get a lot of feedback from former scouts and –
TRUMP: Did they like it?
WSJ: It seemed mixed.
TRUMP: They loved it. [Laughter.] It wasn’t — it was no mix. That was a standing –
WSJ: In the — you got a good — you got a good reaction in –
TRUMP: I mean, you know, he writes mostly negative stuff. But that was a standing ovation –
WSJ: You got a good reaction inside the arena, that’s right.
TRUMP: … from the time I walked out on the stage — because I know. And by the way, I’d be the first to admit mixed. I’m a guy that will tell you mixed. There was no mix there. That was a standing ovation from the time I walked out to the time I left, and for five minutes after I had already gone. There was no mix.
WSJ: Yeah, there was a lot of supporters in the arena.
TRUMP: And I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful. So there was — there was no mix.

Read the full transcript of the July 25th Wall Street Journal interview here. 

Read the Boy Scouts’ statement on its perspective of the Presidential visit here.  

The full text of Trump’s Boy Scouts speech can be found here.