Amid grandiose statements of regional peace and unprecedented levels of loving, U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Israel that began on Monday has not been without its lighter moments. Twitter in particular has proven to be an especially busy hive for those poking fun at the president from the moment he stepped off the plane.
Trump's visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall, the first by a sitting U.S. president, was an especially popular target, and justifiably so perhaps, for a leader who rode the wave to victory on the back of a promise to build an "impenterable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful" wall all of his own.
"Who paid for you?" he whispered. But the old wall keeps her secrets. pic.twitter.com/xplQhXvzQ3— Jackie Jennings (@ohhijackie) May 22, 2017
People often turn to God to ask for assistance during life's more testing moments, and at the Western Wall it is traditional for Jews to stuff handwritten petitions into the walls many holes and cracks. Others thought Trump might find the holes in the wall more useful for other reasons.
Donald Trump hides his tax returns in the Western Wall. pic.twitter.com/zB368REP7b— Cas Mudde 🤘 (@CasMudde) May 22, 2017
Donald Trump leaves a copy of his electoral map win inside the Western Wall. pic.twitter.com/6WgpsCfViO— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) May 22, 2017
And then there was the moment a B-list Likud Member of Knesset, Oren Hazan, grabbed the president, and the headlines, for a shameless selfie after sneaking his way into the greeting line.
Here is the same MK, in 1967.
And then of course, there was this: Who can say now that Trump isn't spreading the love?
Ruby Rivlin is all, "Dude, is that your *hand* on my *knee*?" pic.twitter.com/nsYWmOZaOm— Lisa Goldman (@lisang) May 22, 2017
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