SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – President Donald Trump had several major stops during his trip to Utah Monday. When coming off the plane when he met twins from Magna who’ve become famous for impersonating him and the Vice President Mike Pence.
Trevor and Tristen Tharp, 16, were just having fun when they uploaded their impersonations videos to YouTube. They became known nationwide after winning on ABC’s The Gong Show last summer.
Although they’re best known for doing the President and Vice President they also impersonated Hillary Clinton.
The teens were dressed in full costume on the tarmac when the President Trump arrived. As soon as he approached the crowd he immediately walked over to Trevor and Tristen. Afterwards they couldn’t believe they actually met him.
“It was fantastic, tremendous,” Trevor said while doing the Trump impression. “He came up to me and said I’ve got to meet that man. He shook my hand and said you’re a fantastic guy.”
Tristen impersonates VP Mike Pence for his part of the show. Even he didn’t want to break character.
“I said it’s an honor being your vice president,” said Tristen. “He just smiled and shook his head and said thank you.”
Once they finish high school the duo hopes to major in theater and politics. They admit how fortunate they’ve been to go from jokes on social media to shaking hands with the President.
“I’ve been so grateful for the opportunities that we have received, and it’s just been a fun time,” said Trevor.