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Donald Trump Invited A Superfan On Stage To Be A ‘Star’ And Gave The Secret Service A Scare

Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday. Yes, he really did this. Trump officially filed paperwork for a 2020 campaign on January 20, and after one month in office, he held one of his classic airplane hangar rallies (he pulled up in Air Force One) while surrounded by supporters who were holding “Blacks For Trump 2020” signs. Now, everyone is taking notice of the superfan — Gene Huber — who Trump invited on stage to speak, despite the Secret Service appearing very alarmed at the prospect.

Trump bombastically welcomed Huber while remarking that he wasn’t worried about safety: “I’m only worried he’s gonna give me a kiss!” Huber gleefully hopped towards the podium while wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the presidential seal. He thanked Trump and gushed for awhile after the president noted that he’d arrived at the venue at 4:00am for an event that was scheduled at 5:00pm. After the lovefest, Trump declared, “A star is born!” Then Huber spoke with the media, and oh man…

Here’s a CNN clip of Huber admitting that he has a cardboard standee of Trump in his house, and “I salute that every single day!”

He also had a message for CNN: “Let’s just be a little, little nicer to our president. Thank you so much.”

Huber kinda hit the jackpot by meeting his hero, right? So, of course someone set this video to the tune of The Price Is Right.

Beau Willimon (creator of House of Cards) dug up some of Huber’s old tweets, which … are pretty much what one would expect.

Finally, here’s a video of a pre-rally Huber standing in line. He’s so excited.

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