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General News    H3'ed 8/3/17

Boy Scouts: Top leaders didn't call Trump to praise speech

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Boy Scouts dispute President Trump's claim
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Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Wednesday, “I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them.” “We are unaware of any such call,” the Boy Scouts responded in a statement. It specified that neither Boy Scout President Randall Stephenson nor Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh placed such a call. Sanders explained the discrepancy Wednesday by saying Trump misspoke when he described the conversations as calls. “The conversations took place,” she added. “They just simply didn’t take place over a phone call.”
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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