Trump gets do-over with youth after panned Boy Scouts speech

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FILE: President Donald Trump speaks at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 29, 2017, during a Memorial Day ceremony. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump is getting another chance to connect with young people after a widely panned political speech to Boy Scouts earlier this week.

Trump is addressing high school juniors who visited the White House under American Legion leadership programs. He’s praising the young people gathered as “the next generation of American leaders” and says he and they have something in common: “We love our country,” he says.

Trump is also giving the young people advice, telling them that: “Being successful is about finding your purpose in life and never, ever giving up.”

Trump’s speech to a gathering of Boy Scouts in West Virginia earlier this week was panned for its overtly political tone. The president called Washington a “cesspool” and spoke negatively about his predecessor and the media.

WINK News streamed the event on Facebook:

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