This crowd cheered when they heard a valedictorian quote Trump. It was actually Obama

This crowd cheered when they heard a valedictorian quote Trump. It was actually Obama (Photo: MGN)

WASHINGTON (Circa) -- Ben Bowling was giving his graduation speech at a Kentucky high school and needed a quote to spice up his oration.

"This is the part of my speech where I share some inspirational quotes I found on Google," the 18-year-old said. "'Don't just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table.' - Donald J. Trump."

The Courier-Journal reports the crowd cheered and applauded after Bowling mentioned the 45th president's name. Unfortunately for them, they would soon be up for a surprise.

Bowling told the crowd he was just kidding.

"That was Barack Obama," Bowling said.

"The crowd erupted in applause and before they could even finish clapping I said I was kidding and the applause quickly died," Bowling told the publication.

He says his reasoning for making the joke was because he thought it was a good quote but didn't think people in his hometown would appreciate it.

“Most people wouldn’t like it if I used it, so I thought I’d use Donald Trump’s name. It is southeastern Kentucky after all,” Bowling said.

The Washington Post reports the closest a presidential candidate has come to winning an election winning an election in Bowling's place of residence - Bell County, Ky. - was 2004. John Kerry recieved 39 percent of the vote.

Bowling is expected to attend the University of Kentucky next year after earning a 4.216 GPA. He won't be majoring in comedy though. He is expecting to major in biology before applying to medical school after four years in college.

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