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‘For so many years, people have been saying that Elvis and I look alike,’ former president wrote

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Elvis Presley fans were “all shook up” following former U.S. President Donald Trump’s claims that he looks like the King of Rock and Roll.

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Trump surprised followers when he shared a photo to Instagram and his Truth Social platform that showed his face spliced with Presley’s.

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“For so many years, people have been saying that Elvis and I look alike,” Trump wrote in the post. “Now this pic has been going all over the place. What do you think?”

His message garnered over 620,000 likes on both social media platforms but sparked a tidal wave of jokes.

Democratic strategist Johnny Palmadessa claimed Trump “clearly has dementia” after he shared the image.

“He just compared himself to Elvis because he believes they ‘look alike,’” Palmadessa wrote on X. “He needs to seek help.”

“Trump says he’s an Elvis look alike. Hopefully he will soon be doing the Jailhouse Rock. #TrumpIsNotWell,” another social media user wrote on X.

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Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann piled on, writing, “Dementia J. Trump now trying to convince his cult he’s somehow like Elvis Presley. You mean both brain dead since 1977? You bet!”

Another X user tweeted, “If you believe Trump looks like Elvis do yourself a favour and stay out of any bar near closing time.”

This isn’t the first time Trump has claimed that he looks like the late music icon, who died at age 42 in 1977.

At a 2018 rally in Presley’s hometown of Tupelo, Miss., Trump said he’d been compared to Presley for years.

“I shouldn’t say this. You’ll say I’m very conceited ’cause I’m not,” Trump told the crowd as he campaigned for Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. “But other than the blonde hair, when I was growing up, they said I looked like Elvis. You see that? Can you believe it? I always considered that a great compliment … We love Elvis.”

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After Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Presley in November 2018, the Republican spoke about seeing the Hound Dog singer play live in Las Vegas once.

“At the end of a performance [by Presley], oftentimes the fans would go so wild — I was there once in Las Vegas at the Hilton. The fans were ripping the place apart, screaming. They were going crazy,” Trump said at the ceremony, according to a White House transcript.

“And they announced, ‘Elvis has left the house. Elvis …’ If they didn’t say that, I think I’d still be there,” Trump said. “Maybe I wouldn’t be here. But they had to do that. ‘Elvis has gone. Elvis has left.’ ”

Trump’s strange social media post comes after his rival, President Joe Biden, called the upcoming U.S. election “the weirdest campaign I’ve ever been engaged in.”

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“I’m feeling good about where we are, I really am,” Biden said during a speech in Wilmington, Del., near his family home, according to The Hill. “You know, folks are starting to focus in and the guy we’re running against, he is — he’s not for anything, he’s against everything … I mean it, it’s the weirdest campaign I’ve ever been engaged in, it’s even worse in terms of his behaviour than the last time in 2020.”

The two have already been engaging in a war of words with Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, routinely referring to Biden as “Sleepy Joe” and “Crooked Joe.”

Meanwhile, behind closed doors, Biden has described Trump who is facing 91 criminal charges in four felony cases to longtime friends and close aides as a “‘sick f***’ who delights in others’ misfortunes.”

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According to one source who spoke to Politico last week, Biden recently said of Trump: “What a f***ing a**hole the guy is.”

“None of it surprised me,” Jen Psaki, a former Biden White House press secretary, said of Politico’s report on Sunday’s broadcast of her MSNBC show.

“I’m not condoning it, of course, but there were definitely some Democrats out there who may have felt seen by it,” Psaki added.

But Trump is using the claim for his own gain.

In an email to drum up fundraising efforts obtained by Mediaite, Trump wrote: “BIDEN JUST CALLED ME A SICK F-WORD!”

Friend, but you know he doesn’t just think that about me, he thinks that about EVERY SINGLE ONE of my proud supporters. HE THINKS THAT ABOUT YOU! Hillary Clinton calls us deplorables. Biden will spit on us & call us every curse word in the dictionary. BUT I WILL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU BECAUSE YOU LOVE AMERICA! And I know with your patriotic support at this very moment, WE WILL STOP HIM! Before the day is over, I’m calling on EVERY PATRIOT reading this message to chip in and say, I LOVE PRESIDENT TRUMP!

The email concluded, “If you stand with me now, we’ll be the ones laughing on Election Day.”

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