100-year-old World War II Navy veteran, Ervin Julian, was carried towards the president by two other patriots as Trump gave a shout out to him and thanked him for his service.
Right before the man was carried towards him, President Trump said, “I don’t know if he knows it but he’s right now the hottest celebrity in the world… He might even be hotter than Trump right now I have to say.”
President Trump talks about the World War II Veteran in attendance who has gone absolutely Viral and gives him a signed hat.
“I don’t know if he knows it but he’s right now the hottest celebrity in the world… He might even be hotter than Trump right now I have to say.” pic.twitter.com/OSlg7yeS52
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 20, 2020
Ervin one of 8000 veterans living in Arizona who served in World War II, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The rally that the president held at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona brought in more than 15,000 people to hear him speak.
Before the rally started, onlookers filmed Ervin being carried to his seat while people cheered for him. When media outlets found out about the gesture they loved it so much they began to show the video over and over again making him the talk of the night.
— Kari Lake (@KariLakeFox10) February 19, 2020
During the shout out, Trump asked his son Donald Trump, Jr. to give the veteran and the two men who carried him signed “Keep America Great” hats and some other swag in which was hand-delivered to them during his speech.