Trump hosts Oval Office celebration for World War II vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hosting a celebration for four veterans of World War II.

After Trump addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention last year, he welcomed 95-year-old Allen Jones to the stage. The White House says Jones asked to spend his birthday Thursday with the president and Trump agreed. The three other veterans attending the Oval Office celebration are 100, 101 and 103.

Their ages led Trump to remark that he’s a “big believer in having good genes.” The president turns 73 in June.

One veteran – a medic during the war – recently embarked on a tour to visit all 50 states and the White House to educate Americans about the “Greatest Generation,” the term used to describe those who fought during World War II.

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