A former top official at the CIA compared President Trump's political speech to Boy Scouts on Monday night to an event that might be seen in a third-world country.
"Trump's Boy Scout speech had the feel of a third world authoritarian's youth rally," tweeted John McLaughlin, the acting CIA director under former President George W. Bush.
Trump's Boy Scout speech had the feel of a third world authoritarian's youth rally.— john mclaughlin (@jmclaughlinSAIS) July 25, 2017
Trump was criticized for giving a political speech at the National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.
The president joked that he would fire Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price if the Senate couldn't pass an Obamacare repeal bill Tuesday.
Trump also criticized former President Obama for never speaking at the event in person, though Trump's predecessor recorded a message for the organization's 100-year anniversary in 2010.