Trump Sends Wrong Letter To Boy Who Becomes Eagle Scout, Others Come Forward With Same Story
If you needed any more proof that Trump's administration is one of the most disorganized in history, just take a look at the letters it's sending out to boys who are becoming Eagle Scouts.
As previous presidents have done, Trump is continuing the tradition of sending out official letters signed by him and put on the White House letterhead, congratulating boys around the country for getting the highest rank achievable in the Boy Scouts of America program, which only four percent of boy scouts are granted.
It's an honor not many receive - so naturally getting a letter from the president is sure to make any kids day.
But, Trump and his team are still managing to screw that up.
On Monday, a poster put out an image of a letter that his friend's son received from President Trump, and ironically, it had nothing to do with him becoming an Eagle Scout. Instead, the letter talked about the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush, and it was dated from April.
Here, take a look:
It's traditional for the President to send congratulatory letters to boys who have reached the rank of Eagle Scout. Parents or troop leaders request these letters. It's routine. Here is the letter my friend's son received from Donald J Trump. pic.twitter.com/Y706P2iMyT— Indivis Northville (@indivis_Nville) September 24, 2018
Not too long after it was posted online, a man by the name of Noah Foxson commented that even though President Trump was president for a full year when he became an Eagle Scout, somehow he received a congratulatory letter that still had Obama's signature on it. Talk about odd.
I became an Eagle a full year after Trump became president, but because the administration was so disorganized, the letter I got on behalf of the government still had Obama's signature— Noah Foxson (@TheFoxsmeister) September 26, 2018
He went on to explain that it also was full of grammar/typos.
Yeah, and the Rex Tillerson (former head of the BSA) letter was full of dumb typos and grammar issues. I'd go find the letters right now, but I'm at college, somewhere these people probably should have spent more time— Noah Foxson (@TheFoxsmeister) September 26, 2018
Upon further reading of the same thread, it turns out that the Trump administration apparently made this same mistake to others in same troop. So, whoever was in charge of letters must have grabbed the wrong stack, because all of the boys received the wrong letter.
I've since asked another scouts in the troop. Same letter! So I don't even think this was a one off! Is it possible this hasn't been spotted after several months? Rhetorical question.— Indivis Northville (@indivis_Nville) September 24, 2018
OMG. They cannot do anything right!— Ginger (@Ginger48348) September 25, 2018
You know, i think the poor person who was expecting a letter about Barbara Bush and got one talking about how they earned Eagle Scout is going to be a tiny bit upset.— Jeff, not quite Goldblum (@YourManJeff) September 24, 2018
It’s a really lame condolence letter, too.— Jenny Garcia (@snowflakejenny) September 25, 2018
Good point. It's a terrible letter even for the purpose it was intended!— Indivis Northville (@indivis_Nville) September 25, 2018
One thing we wonder: What if the people writing in about Barbara Bush's death were congratulated on becoming Eagle Scouts? We're sure that must have been a shock to them.