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    Twitterverse Shatters as Trump Claims People Compared Him to Elvis Presley

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    Earlier this month, Donald Trump posthumously awarded singing legend Elvis Presley the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honour.

    During a Monday rally in Tupelo, Mississippi – where the King of Rock and Roll was born – President Donald Trump made a bold claim, saying it was only his hair colour that stopped him from being a genuine Elvis Presley lookalike.

    “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. Can you believe it? I always considered that a great compliment,” he told the crowd.

    Such a humble comparison set off a real firestorm on social media, with netizens not seeing any resemblance:

    Others bombarded the internet with tonnes of memes in a bid to imagine a Presley-Trump hybrid:

    Some were left dumbstruck and couldn’t find any words to express their feelings, thus resorting to their arsenal of gifs:

    Trump’s remark comes nearly two weeks after he posthumously honoured Elvis with the country’s highest civilian commendation, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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    During the ceremony at the White House, he seemingly went off-script to share a personal fun fact about The King’s performance in Las Vegas – and landed in yet another gaffe.

    “The fans were ripping the place apart. Screaming, they were going crazy and they announced ‘Elvis has left the house,” he misquoted the famous line, which is actually ‘Elvis has left the building’.

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