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Trump Attacks ‘Fake News’ and Asks the Children, ‘Who the Hell Wants to Speak About Politics?’

President Donald Trump Monday evening politicized his speech to 40,000 Boy Scouts at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. The Commander-in-Chief is automatically the honorary president of the nation’s Scouts, and did not shy away from ensuring the children and teens heard his message unfiltered.

The president used foul language in front of the audience of mostly children, who usually range in age from 7-21.

Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the boy scouts?” President Trump asked, and then did just that.

Tonight we put aside all of the policy fights in Washington, D.C.” he told the boys, “and instead, we’re going to talk about success.”

Trump told boy Scouts they believe in putting America first, an odd statement. But then he told them he is draining the swamp, and thinks maybe he should change the name to “sewer,” or “cesspool.”

Trump took credit for the “massive crowd” of scouts, attacked the “fake media,” and asked, “What are the chances this crowd will be shown on the cameras?”

He also asked the boys if they remembered “that incredible night” when he won the election. “The popular vote is much easier,” he said, ticking off all the states he won. “My opponent didn’t work hard” in the states she lost, he said.

Wisconsin hadn’t been won in many, many years by a Republican… The polls, that’s also fake news,” he said.

“That’s also a tribute to you, and all the other great people, who came out and voted for Make America Great Again.”

Most Scouts are not of voting age.

Trump also blasted President Barack Obama, who did not address the Boy Scouts.

President Trump threatened to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price if the ObamaCare repeal vote fails.

He also told the Scouts, “We could use some more loyalty I will tell you that.” 

“Under the Trump administration you’ll be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ when you go shopping,” he told the Scouts.

UPDATE: ‘Ugly Fascist Rally’: Parents Flood Boy Scouts’ Facebook Page Furious Over Trump Political Speech at Jamboree

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President ‘Dementia J. Trump’ Mocked for Not Saying ‘One Coherent Thing’ During Press Briefing

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President Donald Trump’s Monday evening press briefing is being widely panned as a rambling diatribe of complaints and misinformation. The President had difficulty pronouncing many words, including “plasma,” as many noted.

Trump also lied about the timing of any possible vaccine:

And he lied about the state of the pandemic in the U.S.:

Here’s a sampling of what many are saying:

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‘Dangerous’ Anti-LGBTQ Trump Appointee Who Calls US a ‘Homo-Empire’ Quits – Will Partner With Con Man Jacob Wohl

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A bigoted Trump appointee at the famed U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has just quit but not before announcing she is teaming up with infamous conspiracy theorists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman at a Thursday press conference, where she will discuss her “Christian beliefs.”

Merritt Corrigan, who once complained the U.S. is in the clutches of a “homo-empire” that pushes a “tyrannical LGBT agenda,” according to Pro-Publica, made several announcements via her now unlocked but mostly-all deleted Twitter account.

Playing the role of a victim of anti-religious bigotry, Corrigan wrote: “For too long, I’ve remained silent as the media has attacked me for my Christian beliefs, which are shared by the majority of Americans.”

Among them, she says, that “Gay marriage isn’t marriage.” The vast majority of Americans believe that the marriage of two people of the same sex is marriage.

She also appeared to attack transgender Americans, saying, “Men aren’t women.”

Corrigan also erroneously attacked a Democratic Senator who is very supportive of religion, Cory Booker, as a “radical anti-Christian leftist.”

Politico’s Daniel Lippman reported on Corrigan’s resignation. She attacked him too:

On Monday the House Foreign Affairs Committee commented on Corrigan’s resignation, and noted last month it said she is “dangerous” in a press release that called for her to quit. Corrigan demanded Chairman Engel debate her, Burkman, and Wohl.

Jacob Wohl, who is a partner with Jack Burkman, has attempted to frame Dr. Anthony Fauci, Robert Mueller, Pete Buttigieg, and waged false attacks against Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Ilhan Omar, and Elizabeth Warren. As USA Today reported, Wohl also falsely claimed “that pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats and media outlets were a left-wing ‘false flag’ operation.”

Among the few tweets she left up, aside from ones posted today, is this one of her with white nationalism sympathizer Tucker Carlson.

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Now-Deleted Photo Allegedly of Jerry Falwell Jr. With Unzipped Pants in the Company of ‘Good Friends’ Stuns Internet

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A Houston Chronicle reporter posted what appears to be a screenshot from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr’s Instagram account, and it’s going viral on social media. The unconfirmed photo appears to be of Falwell Jr., with his arm around a young woman, his pants unzipped with underwear showing. He is holding a glass.

“More vacation shots,” the caption reads. “Lots of good friends visited us on the yacht. I promised that’s only black water in my glass. It was a prop only.”

Robert Downen, whose bio says he reports on “All things faith/religion” for the Houston Chronicle, tweeted out the screenshot.

Downen says the post is “real,” citing three sources.

Relevant magazine, which says it is “the leading platform reaching Christian twenty- and thirtysomethings,” also called it “a bizarre Instagram post.”

Pulpit & Pen News, which says it is “is a media outreach of the Fellowship Baptist Church,” also reported on the photo, saying: “To say that this behavior is unbecoming and scandalous for a president of a Christian university is an understatement.”

They say Falwell Jr. also posted and then deleted a video of they describe as “Trailer Park Boys” on a yacht.

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