Boynton Beach man Gene Huber, who gained instant fame in February when President Donald Trump called him onstage at a rally in Melbourne, doesn’t limit his support of the president to Florida events.
With Trump scheduling a campaign rally tonight in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Huber is in the Hawkeye State and tells PostOnPolitics.com that he’s second in line after arriving at the event venue Tuesday night.
Huber said he’s been recognized in Iowa by many Trump fans — perhaps because he’s wearing a T-shirt that shows him embracing the president at the Melbourne rally.
Huber showed up 13 hours early for the Melbourne rally, making him first in line for an event that drew 9,000 people. Multiple media outlets interviewed him and Trump saw Huber on Fox News, then recognized him near the front of the crowd during the Melbourne event.
“I saw this man on television just now — you,” Trump said, pointing to Huber and inviting him up on stage. Huber hugged the president and spoke a few words, leading Trump to declare “A star is born” as Huber departed.
After that, Huber was often spotted during Trump’s Palm Beach visits in or around a garish “Trumpmobile.” He also attended a Trump rally in Harrisburg, Pa., in April.
Huber said he has left a car business he was in with a partner so he can devote more time to supporting Trump. He said he has spoken with an agent about touring the country to rally Trump supporters and promote events such as job fairs and charity benefits. The activities aren’t connected with Trump’s official 2020 campaign, Huber said.