President Trump gave a shoutout to a World War II veteran who gained online fame after being carried into his rally on Wednesday.
Trump spoke at a rally in Phoenix while Democratic primary candidates lined up on a debate stage in Las Vegas. At the rally, Trump drew loud cheers and chants of “USA!” as he introduced the veteran as Irvin Julian.
“It’s all over TV that the folks here tonight have helped a great World War II veteran into the arena. I don’t know if he knows it, but he’s, right now, the hottest celebrity in the world,” Trump said. “He might even be hotter than Trump, right now, I have to say.”
“He’s all over television. Even ‘fake news CNN’ had him on, but they say he is a legitimate hero, a veteran of World War II, Irvin Julian,” Trump continued.
Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., presented the veteran and the men who helped him with Trump campaign “Make America Great Again” hats during the rally.