Lake added, "Got to admit I got a lump in my throat."
This happened at the @realDonaldTrump rally in Phoenix. Lots of teamwork here. These men carrying a World War II ve… https://t.co/UwqIAsSQca— Kari Lake (@Kari Lake) 1582151821.0
The precious cargo was later identified by the Trump campaign as 100-year-old Navy veteran Ervin Julian, and the president of the United States did not allow Mr. Julian to go unnoticed.
During President Trump's speech, he honored Mr. Julian before the inside audience of an estimated 20,000 people, thanking Mr. Julian before the veteran was lifted up by the men who had carried him to his place of prominence. The crowd roared and chanted again as the president faced Mr. Julian and continued to clap for the World War II veteran.
The president's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., then approached Mr. Julian and the men assisting him, shaking each of their hands and giving them hats.
"I want to thank you, really," President Trump said to Mr. Julian, adding, "Thank you for the great job you've done. An American patriot."
President @realDonaldTrump thanked a World War Two Veteran during the rally: "I asked my son @DonaldJTrumpJr to get… https://t.co/RFsDkdQT3p— The Hill (@The Hill) 1582170725.0