US President Trump is fond of comparing himself to Barack Obama, describing how he is stronger, and generally better than his predecessor.
But when it comes to signing guest books, Mr Trump may decide it’s better to cede the field.
Social media users seized on a 19-word, mixed-capitals note that Mr Trump left at Israel’s Holocaust memorial and compared it to a much longer, more thoughtful note written by Barack Obama.
“IT IS A GREAT HONOR TO BE HERE WITH ALL OF MY FRIENDS – SO AMAZING AND WILL NEVER FORGET!” Mr Trump wrote at Yad Vashem on Tuesday after laying a wreath in memory of the six million Jews killed by the Nazis.
The note was immediately compared to an entry by Mr Obama from July 2008.
“I am grateful to Yad Vashem and all those responsible for this remarkable institution. At a time of great peril and promise, war and strife, we are blessed to have such a powerful reminder of man’s potential for great evil, but also our capacity to rise up from tragedy and remake our world.
“Let our children come here, and know this history, so that they can add their voices to proclaim ‘never again’. And may we remember those who perished, not only as victims, but also as individuals who hoped and loved and dreamed like us, and who have become symbols of the human spirit.”
Barack Obama’s note at Yad Vashem Credit: GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images
The stark differences in the entries reflect the literary tastes of the two presidents.
Mr Obama is an avid reader who wrote several books and enjoyed long dinners with novelists and other artists to talk about their work.
Mr Trump rarely reads book and prefers to watch television. His bestselling book The Art of the Deal was written by a ghostwriter.
Source: UK Telegrapgh