Trump Honors 100-Year-Old WWII Vet After Touching Moment from Rally Goes Viral

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Posted: Feb 20, 2020 2:15 PM
Trump Honors 100-Year-Old WWII Vet After Touching Moment from Rally Goes Viral

Source: AP Photo/Rick Scuteri

President Trump honored Ervin Julian, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, at his rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday, after video showing two supporters carrying the elderly man to his seat went viral.

"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."

After announcing Julian, Trump turned around and gave him a round of applause as the two men lifted him up again.

Chants of "USA!" broke out as Donald Trump Jr. is seen standing to the side, ready to surprise the men with signed memorabilia.

"I asked my son Don to get a couple of hats and get some things and give them to Ervin right now, and I want to thank you, really, that's a great honor and thank you for the great job you've done, an American patriot, thank you very much," Trump said.

Conservatives praised the viral moment ahead of Trump's remarks.

Speaking about the moment, Donald Trump Jr. said that while he is "not an overly emotional guy, it literally got to me."

"That's what these rallies are about," he told the crowd. "That's what this movement is about. That's what people either don't understand or, in my opinion, pretend not to understand about what's going on here. You guys, truly awesome. Thank you for what you do for America."