US President Donald Trump has bragged that the only person more famous than him is Jesus Christ.

At his rally in North Carolina on Thursday afternoon, Trump opened up with fans about a conversation he’d previously had.

Pointing to the sky he said “sometimes we need help from the boss” before discussing who was more famous.

“Somebody said to me the other day ‘You’re the most famous person in the world by far’.

I said ‘No I’m not.’ He said ‘Yes you are,’, I said ‘No I’m not’. He said ‘Who’s more famous?’ I said ‘Jesus Christ’.”

The crowd then erupted into a chorus of cheering and clapping at Trump’s comments, who added: “I’m not taking any chances. I’m not having any arguments. Let me look up and I’ll say it’s not even close.”