Like various U.S. lawmakersbefore him, President Donald Trump saw Yad Vashem, Israels Holocaust memorial, on Monday and left a memo in the museums record of remembrance.
Unlike those before him, Trumps memo was less thanprofound.
It is a great honor supposed to be here with all my friendsso shocking and will never forget! Trump wrote.
The one sentence memo is starkly different than other U.S. leaders who had visited the museum, including former Chairmen Barack Obama and George W. Bush and onetime Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who cited passionor at the least religionin their notes.
When Obama saw the museum in 2008, he said the Holocaust museum was a reminder of societys capability to rise up from tragedy and remake countries around the world .”
Obamas full memo read 😛 TAGEND
I am grateful to Yad Vashem and all of those responsible for this remarkable conservatory. At a period of huge jeopardy and hope, combat and strife, we are ordained to have such a potent remembrance of souls potential for huge evil, but too our capacity to rise up from tragedy and remake countries around the world. Make our children come here, and know this history, so that they can add their articulations to extol never again. And may we remember those who perished , is not simply a martyrs, but too as individuals who hoped and affection and dreamed likes us, and who have become emblems of the human spirit.
On the left, via @RaoulWootliff, the memo Trump really left at Yad Vashem.
‘So shocking !’
On the liberty, the memo Obama left at Yad Vashem. pic.twitter.com/ rdviJtF3HI
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Meanwhile, Clinton, doing her first outing to the Countries of the middle east as secretary of state in 2009, too wrote a long note in the book of commemoration.
Yad Vashem is an illustration to the ability of truth in the face of dismissal, the resilience of the human spirit in the face of dejection, the triumph of the Jewish people over assassination and destroyer and remembrance to all people that the lessons of the Holocaust must never be forgotten. God bless Israel and its future work, she wrote.
Bush saw Yad Vashem in 2008, and while brief, he did appear to have more fascination while writing his note.
God bless Israel, the onetime director wrote.
Bush was teary-eyed looking at photographs of Auschwitz at the museum, according to USA Today .
During his trip to the museum, Trump called the Holocaust “the worlds largest” barbarian crime against God and his children and it is our sacred is under an obligation mourn every life that was so viciously taken.
However, some people criticized the length of Trump’s visit at the museum, who was allegedly was only 30 minutes.
Zohar Segev, a faculty member at the University of Haifa, told the Associated Press that while he didn’t think Trump’s team plan any offense by simply being at Yad Vashem for a short period of time, he did think they did not take into account the sensitivity of what the museum represents.
There is a lack of professionalism of the brand-new disposal, Segev told the news agency. Anyone who understands the significance of the Holocaust in Israel and in America has not been able to make a move like this.