Trump: People told me I looked like Elvis when I was growing up
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem 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.