Donald Trump's presidency and Barack Obama's presidency are so completely different that to compare them is like comparing apples and poisonous oranges. The latest example comes to us in the form of a message written by our current president in the "book of remembrance" at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, which he visited yesterday for nearly half-an-hour, Vox reports.
As many have pointed out on Twitter, when compared to Obama's message in the same remembrance book in 2008, the two messages perfectly illustrate the stark contrast between these two presidents. It's sad!
Here's what Obama wrote in 2008:
I am grateful to Yad Vashem and all of 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 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.
Eloquent. Heartfelt. Presidential.
And here's Trump's message in the same book, from 2017:
It is a great honor to be here with all of my friends. So amazing + will Never Forget!
Raoul Wootliff, who shared Trump's note from the remembrance book on Twitter, pointed out that it seems like a message scrawled in a high school yearbook.
Others have compared the tone to that of a teenager (sorry, teens!).
Hahaha! Our president treats running America like being on a class trip with his buds!
Comparisons between the different letters are going viral on Twitter.
And, just for fun, guess who else once left a note in the Yad Vashem remembrance book?
Hillary Clinton, while visiting the memorial as Secretary of State in 2009.