Donald Trump: I was told I looked just like Elvis

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Earlier this month, Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal Of Freedom posthumously to music legend Elvis Presley.

The award is the nation’s highest civilian honour and is given by the President to individuals “who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the US, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavours.”

And at a Republican Party rally yesterday in Mississippi, Trump kept Elvis in the headlines by saying he was told he looked like The King when he was younger.

He said: “I shouldn’t say this, you’ll say I’m very conceited because I’m not. But other than the blond hair, when I was growing up, they said I looked like Elvis. Can you believe that? I always considered that a great compliment.”

So there you have it. Trelvis would appear to be a thing.

Earlier this month, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose hit out at the unauthorised use of the band’s music at Trump’s rallies before the midterm elections in the country.

Artists including the Rolling Stones, the estate of George Harrison and Queen have all objected to their music being associated with Trump in the past.

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Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.