Trump citing phone calls with Boy Scouts and Mexico they say never happened

Trump drew fire for his comments to the Boy Scouts.

Today, an official with the Boy Scouts of America told ABC News that they are not aware of any such phone call that took place with Michael Surbaugh, the chief scout executive.

“The chief scout executive’s message to the scouting community speaks for itself," the official said.

Despite the apology, the White House maintains the Boy Scouts congratulated the president.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, however, did not corroborate the claim that the “head” of the organization had a phone conversation with Trump. Sanders said on Wednesday that “multiple members of the leadership following his speech there that day congratulated him, praised him and offered quite… powerful compliments following his speech.”

Also this week, Mexico’s foreign affairs body was forced to issue a statement in correcting a claim from President Trump earlier in the day that he had a phone conversation with President Enrique Peña. They say no such phone call took place.

"The president of Mexico called me. They said their southern border… very few people are coming because they know they’re not going to get through our border, which is the ultimate compliment,” Trump said.

Sanders said that Trump did not lie about his conversation with Nieto. However, she did say Wednesday that their discussion happened in person, not over the phone.

“It wasn’t a lie. That’s a pretty bold accusation…the conversations took place,” she said.

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