A 100-year-old World War II Navy veteran who was escorted to his seat in front of President Donald Trump’s speech Wednesday night at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday night.
He also got a signature campaign hat at the beginning of the President’s speech, and Trump himself praised it.
Videos posted on Twitter and later retweeted the president showed two men carrying the man downstairs on the side of the arena and then across the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum as people cheered and sang ‘ USA! USA!-USA!
The man’s name is Ervin Julian, the communications director for Trump’s reelection campaign Tim Murtaugh tweeted.
Before the rally started the kind gesture put the Julian at the front of the campaign.
Numerous engagement videos went viral on social media, bringing together hundreds of thousands of likes and retweets.
One video, posted by Rafael Gutierrez and shared with The Arizona Republic, showed people taking pictures and videos and applauding as the men walked by.
Donald Trump Jr. gave the signature campaign swag to the men at the beginning of his address, which started at about 7:30 p.m., while the crowd chanted and applauded.
“I asked my son Don to get a few hats and get some stuff and give it to Ervin right now and I would like to thank you, truly, that’s a great honor and thank you for the wonderful work you’ve done, an American patriot, thank you so much.”
The President referred to the veteran as ‘ a celebrity ‘.
One of the men carrying the veteran was wearing a POW / MIA cap, while the other was wearing a “17 WWG1WGA” shirt, a QAnon community term that stands for “Where We Go 1 We Go All”.
Phoenix is the latest move on a four-day journey to the West made by President Trump. He also held rallies in Los Angeles and Las Vegas on Tuesday and had organized meetings in Palm Springs and Bakersfield, California, before moving to Phoenix.
However, The doors for the rally opened about 3 pm for Wednesday’s event but some supporters were so excited about it as they started queuing up the day before.