President Donald Trump differentiated himself from the pack this week by signing the top of a symbolic 16-nation D-Day proclamation. And in doing so, he triggered the blue check mark #Resistance.
Every other world leader who signed the proclamation — including French President Emanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau– signed their names on the bottom.
President Trump puts his autograph up top when 15 world leaders sign a D-Day proclamation at a ceremony in Portsmouth, England. (Photo: Kerry Davies/AFP/Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/FLUOHMiBtm
— Axios (@axios) June 7, 2019
Why did the president sign the top of the proclamation versus the bottom? Probably because there was so little space left at the bottom for another signature, right?
Not so, according to CNN. The far-left network found a so-called handwriting expert to suggest to the world that the president signed the top of the proclamation because of his ego.
“The size of the signature correlates with narcissism, with ego, with a grandiose sense of self-importance,” handwriting expert Bart Baggett, the president of Handwriting University, said.
To be fair, Baggett did concede that a larger-than-life signature “is a success trait.”
Not that this mattered to the hordes of blue check mark leftists who rushed to their keyboards afterward to whine and gnash their teeth in exasperation.
Such insolence. It’s embarrassing for the United States. https://t.co/8w09Hn2TFm
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) June 7, 2019
My kids know better than the Toddler-in-Chief. What an embarrassment.🙄 https://t.co/guzNMX3vYp
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) June 7, 2019
Heads up to psychology textbook editors:
I fully expect to see this photo heading up the section about narcissism. https://t.co/2pktyuVOk0
— Danielle Muscato (@DanielleMuscato) June 7, 2019
Every time you think Trump can’t be more narcissistic…. https://t.co/XDxMmrPUb2
— Zack Hunt (@ZaackHunt) June 7, 2019
Narcissistic personality disorder, exhibit #5497 https://t.co/1sheClUwWS
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) June 7, 2019
I don’t think we will ever see a bottom with this President. https://t.co/DFryBwmVqL
— David Weissman🏳️🌈 (@davidmweissman) June 7, 2019
He thinks the D in D-Day is for Donald. https://t.co/QKuTngRQZ6
— Pete Souza (@PeteSouza) June 7, 2019
It’s “embarrassing for the United States” for the president to sign the bottom of a document because there happens to be no space left at the top of it? OK …
Is it really that serious, though? Especially in light of what these world leaders had been commemorating?
A slew of world leaders and D-Day veterans gathered in Europe this week to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day
The first ceremony took place in Portsmouth, England. Located on the southern coast, the city was a primary departure point for the Allied forces striking out across the English Channel to invade Normandy.
President Trump sat alongside British Prime Minister Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth II and leaders from the other nations that took part in the Allied D-Day invasion.
Those nations included Canada, Australia, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Poland.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the leader of the country that was the enemy, was also on hand.
President Trump and first lady Melania joined with other world leaders today commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the “day of days” when Allied forces invaded Nazi-occupied northern France.https://t.co/MQncRtztGs pic.twitter.com/UcxgTFWdfh
— 🇺🇸 Jack Ralph 🇺🇸 (@NevadaJack2) June 6, 2019
“We stand together today to honor the memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice on D-Day, and those many millions of men and women who lost their lives during the Second World War, the largest conflict in human history,” the proclamation signed by all the world leaders present reads.
“We affirm that it is our shared responsibility to ensure that the unimaginable horror of these years is never repeated.”
During a grand ceremony on Wednesday, the president read the exact words that were spoken by then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 6, 1944. These words are known as the “D-Day Prayer.”
A day later the president delivered an official D-Day address in Normandy that was so well-received that even the most leftist of far-leftists were touched by it.
“Today we remember those who fell and we honor all who fought right here in Normandy. They won back this ground for civilization,” he said to a crowd containing over 170 D-Day veterans.
“To more than one hundred and seventy veterans of the Second World War who join us today, you are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live. You are the pride of our nation. You are the glory of our republic. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
Listen to the whole speech below:
Even someone at CNN praised the speech.
“I think [Trump] rose to the moment as he was talking about the men gathered behind them. He described them as being among the greatest Americans who have ever lived,” CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta reportedly said. “I think this was perhaps the most on-message moment of Donald Trump’s presidency today.”
That was unexpected from Acosta. What he probably wouldn’t care for so much is the fact that many D-Day veterans are proud supporters of the president.
“Trump was given a warm welcome by the veterans as he arrived for the 75th-anniversary ceremony with French President Emmanuel Macron. … [T]hey praise a president who they seeing as doing what it takes to get results on the home front,” France 24 reported Thursday.
“But perhaps most importantly, they cite the Trump administration’s push to let millions of vets facing long waits at state-run facilities seek private care instead — paid for by the government.”
“He’s the only president in my history doing so much for veterans,” D-Day veteran George Ciampa said to the French outlet. “He’s not going to let veterans stand in line for years to get care. He fixes it.”
It doesn’t appear that these veterans give a hoot about Trump’s signature.
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