As part of his first foreign trip as President of the United States, Donald Trump visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem Monday afternoon. He is the first sitting president to do so and also the first to make Israel a part of his first trip overseas.
“It’s just been an honor to be here. The Western Wall, was just incredible being there," President Trump said along side Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the King David Hotel. "As you know I’ve been a big supporter of Israel for a long time, I’ve been a big supporter of yours [Netanyahu]."
"It’s just a magnificent place, magnificent people, many friends, my great friends come from Israel. It’s a great honor to be here," he continued.
You can view some of the photos from the scene below.
Pres Trump spends a moment of silent reflection with his hand on the Western Wall. pic.twitter.com/l9aONNrdkZ— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 22, 2017
Pres Trump is presented with a book, and then inscribes a message in the visitor's book - as the first sitting US Pres to visit the wall. pic.twitter.com/fLACcygzpS— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 22, 2017