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Trump Had a Great Time with His 'Friends' at Israel's Holocaust Museum

"SO AMAZING + WILL NEVER FORGET!"

by Lauren Messman
May 23 2017, 6:51pm

The world has been keeping a close eye on President Trump as he makes his way through his first international trek, and after this weekend in Saudi Arabia, it seemed like caressing that glowing Earth orb would be the highlight of the trip. But that was before Trump stopped by Israel's Holocaust Museum, known as Yad Vashem, on Tuesday.

As the Washington Post reports, Trump was only able to make a quick 30-minute visit to the museum, but he apparently still had an unforgettable time with his "friends," according to the entry he left in the "book of remembrance."

Usually when politicians come through the historic memorial site, they have at least something to say about Israel or the Holocaust, which killed roughly 6 million European Jews, along with Roma, LGBTQ people, the disabled, and political dissidents. George W. Bush kept it brief with "God Bless Israel," and Obama filled up a page with a lofty entry about "our capacity to rise up from tragedy and remake our world."

But Trump's reads a lot like a yearbook entry, without "Don't ever change!" or "H.A.G.S." Also, it's not 100 percent clear who he's referencing when he mentions "all of my friends," considering he went with Melania, Ivanka, and Jared Kushner.

It's no secret that Trump is not the most eloquent politician, but you'd think he'd at least try to make up for the numerous embarrassing gaffes his administration has made when it comes to acknowledging the Holocaust. Trump didn't mention Jews or Judaism in his statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day in January, and his press secretary, Sean Spicer, apparently forgot that Hitler used gas chambers when he said the Nazi leader "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons" at the "Holocaust centers."

Still, at the end of the day, Trump did manage to write the post without misspelling anything, so at least that's something.