President Donald Trump traveled to Tupelo, Mississippi, on Monday to campaign for Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a runoff election Tuesday against Democrat Mike Espy.
Trump kicked off the rally by comparing himself to none other than Elvis Presley.
Trump told the crowd at an airport rally that he didn’t want to come across as “very conceited,” but he claimed that people used to tell him he looked just like Elvis back when he was younger.
“Other than the blond hair, when I was growing up they said I looked like Elvis,” Trump said. “Can you believe it? I always considered that a great compliment.”
“We love Elvis, don’t we?” Trump also said of the musical icon who was born in Tupelo on Jan. 8, 1935.
Trump: "I shouldn't say this. You'll say I'm very conceited, 'cause I'm not. But other than the blond hair, when I was growing up, they said I looked like Elvis." pic.twitter.com/mgNvBRAt3b
— GuardiansOfDemocracy (@Guardemocracy) November 27, 2018
The president’s visit came more than a week after he conferred a posthumous Medal of Freedom on Presley during a White House ceremony.
Trump also invoked Presley’s name in protesting large groups of migrants who are attempting to enter the United States to seek asylum.
“They’re not going to put in Elvis in there,” Trump said.