Charlie Wolf, a USA political commentator, dismissed this.
A president might be expected to offer an inspirational message in such a setting.
It's bad enough that Trump diminishes civic discourse when he pumps out venomous rhetoric at political rallies where his adult supporters are eager to hear it.
Colbert also noted that Trump's "insecurities and personal obsessions" led him to tell the very young crowd a wholly inappropriate story about a man he once knew who got "more and more successful", bought a yacht, and led a (wink wink) "interesting life". Obama addressed the 2010 jamboree by video to mark the Scouts' 100th anniversary. CNN's Chris Cillizza published a list of "The 29 most cringe-worthy lines from Donald Trump's hyper-political speech to the Boy Scouts".
"Yeah, you're Boy Scouts but you know life, you know: Billionaires, global waters, on a yacht, no witnesses, gambling, cock fights, some ladies, everyone's wearing some loose clothes, you know what I mean", Colbert said, mimicking Trump.
"Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I'm in front of the Boy Scouts?" Mr. Trump is not the "Protector of the Common Man" but more tellingly, he is the "Benefactor of the Income Elite" whose concerns are exclusively bottom-line, same as his own. "Right?" he said, as the boys cheered. "During his speech, Trump told the Scouts that Health and Human Resources Secretary Tom Price would be fired in congress doesn't repeal and replace Obamacare, to which the Boy Scouts replied, 'Dude, we're 10'". The piece included included statements such as "You know we have a tremendous disadvantage in the Electoral College - popular vote is much easier" and "I went to Maine four times, because it's one vote, and we won".
And by the way, under the Trump administration, you'll be saying "Merry Christmas" again when you go shopping.
"I don't really think there's anything there, I just think the boys do that because they're boys ... and if the others next to them are doing it, they're going to do it, too", he said. The organization did not immediately respond to questions about blowback to the speech.
Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America "does not promote any one position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy", the organisation said.