President Trump’s trip to Europe to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in the Second World War got off to a dramatic and embarrassing start and inevitably ended in a similar fashion, all thanks to the incessant demands of the president’s oversized ego.
One of the last things that President Trump did in Europe was to sign a proclamation with all the other leaders of Europe affirming their commitment to work as allies to defend peace and to ensure that the horrors of the Second World War never repeated themselves again.
All of the leaders signed their names at the bottom of the page — all except Trump, of course, who insisted on his name being first and instead decided to scrawl his indecipherable squiggles on top of the document.
Guess which world leader signed his name at the top, when everyone else signed at the bottom?! pic.twitter.com/XPM2lfQfEn
— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) June 6, 2019
Not only is his action a characteristically Trumpian display of narcissism, but it is also a telling representation of how Trump sees himself as separate from the rest of Europe’s leaders; he’s making it clear he has no intention of working with our traditional allies and insists on going a different way — one that one might dare even say leads to Moscow.
This is not the first time Trump has made a fool of himself when signing documents or interacting with European leaders. He infamously shoved the president of Montenegro out of the way at a NATO photo shoot, wrote “It is a great honor to be here with all of my friends — so amazing!” in the guestbook at Israel’s Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem and was late to the G-7 gender equality breakfast.
He can’t seem to leave the country without making a disgrace of himself and of our country.