The enigma that is Donald J. Trump hates being in the limelight; he shies away from the camera at every opportunity he can. If only.
Trump was at one of his rallies in Tupelo, Mississippi recently, where he made the revelation that people said he looked like Elvis Presley when he was younger. He started by saying, "I shouldn't say this. You'll say I'm very conceited, 'cause I'm not."
Trump continued, "But other than the blond hair, when I was growing up, they said I looked like Elvis. Do you see that, can you believe it? I always consider that a great compliment." *mic drop*
President 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." https://t.co/NoXZIF9MIo pic.twitter.com/3FYRl1Ayop
— The Hill (@thehill) November 27, 2018
Tupelo, Mississippi is the birthplace of Elvis, who was born there in 1935. The revolutionary rock and roll singer died aged 42 in 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Trump's claim hasn't gone down very well on Twitter, as you can imagine. People have not been kind to The US President, to say the least.
This just in from Graceland: Elvis Reacts to Trump thinking he looks like him.... pic.twitter.com/gUQAtC1ZkY
— Biff Rendar (@biffrendar) November 27, 2018
Trump claims he looked like Elvis growing up and that is true except he was fat, ginger and side stepped his military obligations. Other than that identical twins. #disillusion2018 pic.twitter.com/W6r7YTF4rt
— OneAWeek (@OneAWeekYall) November 26, 2018
The comment made people laugh (a lot).
At his hate rally tonight, Predator trump said to his cult groupies that growing up, people that most likely don’t exist told him he looked like Elvis Presley.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) November 27, 2018
If you look below, you will see an example of a sick burn.
Trump is also like Elvis in that he takes credit for stuff a Black person did first.
— Katie Rich (@katiemaryrich) November 26, 2018
He thinks he looks like Elvis, obviously.
This is a stretch. Donald Trump told the crowd in Tupelo that people said he looked like Elvis Presley growing up...
Who do you think he looks like?
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) November 27, 2018
Elvis Presley was drafted at the height of his career and served 2 years in the Army. Donald Trump received 5 deferments and still hasn’t visited our troops in a combat zone. Yeah, they’re exactly the same person. https://t.co/TNozXX8ZB8
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) November 27, 2018
Here's a side-by-side comparison.
Trump tells Tupelo he looks just like Elvis Presley
A photo of Elvis arriving at McGuire Air Force base in New Jersey on March 3, 1960, two days before he was officially discharged from the Army.
GI Joke Trump 1964 after being expelled & shipped off to boarding school pic.twitter.com/mvkNMSS8eV
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) November 26, 2018
Leslie Jones doesn't get it either.
Wait Trump just told the crowd in Tupelo that when he was young he resembled the young Elvis? pic.twitter.com/mbZSv6afMy
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) November 26, 2018
Elvis just heard your comment and replied "Return to Sender." And he reminds you that he grew up in a small 2-room house in Tupelo with no Trump megamillions or tax breaks. He also served in the military when called, unlike you.
— George Little (@georgelittledc) November 26, 2018
The US President has recently been called out by Lady Gaga to show more "compassion" to the victims of the Californian fires; Rihanna has also wished he would not use her music at his "tragic" rallies.