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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 
President Bieber

by digby




I would say this is the low point except that we still have five days to go on this trainwreck of a foreign trip:



That's what Trump wrote in the guestbook at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial.

Yes, he wrote a note like a 12 year old girl would write in her junior high yearbooks. At the Holocaust Memorial. In Israel.


For contrast, this is what Obama wrote when he visited:

Nothing equals the wrenching power of this sacred place. If you come here a thousand times, each time our hearts will break. For here we see the depravity to which man can sink, the barbarity that unfolds when we begin to see our fellow human beings as somehow less than us, less worthy of dignity and life; we see how evil can, for a moment in time, triumph when good people do nothing."


Here's what Hillary Clinton wrote in 2009:



"Yad Vashem is a testament to the power of truth in the face of denial, the resilience of the human spirit in the face of despair, the triumph of the Jewish people over murder and destruction and a reminder to all people that the lessons of the Holocaust must never be forgotten.God bless Israel and its future.""

Even George W. Bush, who wasn't exactly eloquent, was smart enough to keep it short and dignified:







And what 70 year old man uses a little circle instead of a period in their exclamation point?