Trump: People told me I looked like Elvis when I was growing up
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE said at a rally Monday night that people said he looked like Elvis Presley when he was younger, “except for the blond hair.”

Trump made the remarks as he hosted a rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) in Tupelo, Miss., the birthplace of the legendary singer, ahead of her runoff election on Tuesday against Democrat Mike Espy. 


“Tupelo, home of thousands of hard-working American patriots, and the proud birthplace of the king of rock n’ roll, Elvis. Elvis! We love Elvis,” Trump said at the rally.

“I shouldn’t say this, you’ll say I'm very conceited, because I’m not, but other than the blonde hair, when I was growing up they said I looked like Elvis,” he continued.

“Can you believe it?” he added. “I always considered that a great compliment.”

The president’s remarks also come two weeks after he posthumously awarded the singer with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civil honor.

Hyde-Smith faces scrutiny after a video emerged earlier this month showing her saying she'd be in the "front row" of a "public hanging" if invited by a political ally.

Walmart, Pfizer, AT&T, Union Pacific and Boston Scientific are just a few of a string of companies that have cut their support for the senator in recent weeks for the comments and are seeking donation refunds.