As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took to the debate stage in Nevada, President Trump was holding his KAG2020 rally in Arizona.
During the Arizona rally on Thursday night, President Trump took a moment to give a shout out to a 92-year-old World War II veteran — Ervin Julian — who attended his rally.
“I don’t know if he knows it, but he’s right now the hottest celebrity in the world. I don’t know what’s going on here. He might even be hotter than Trump right now. I have to say,” Trump said.
A video of rally-goers carrying Julian to his seat, as the crowd cheered, quickly went viral before the rally started.
Trump gave Julian and those who carried them to his seat a signed Trump hat. The crowd started chanting “USA!” after Trump mentioned him during the rally.
Trump on the WW2 vet, Ervin Julian: "I don’t know if he knows it but he is the hottest celebrity in the world. … He might even be hotter than Trump right now, I have to say. He is all over television. Even fake news CNN had him on." pic.twitter.com/35fJoHlvF1
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 20, 2020
This put tears in my eyes.
This WWII veteran needed help getting to his seat at a Trump rally, so these 2 amazing patriots carried him there.
This is beautiful.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) February 20, 2020