Donald Trump made a visit today to the Western Wall in Jerusalem, marking the first time a sitting U.S. president has done so at the holy site of Judaism.
President Trump said he was “deeply moved” during the visit. Wearing a yarmulke, he placed a prayer in the wall as is customary. His daughter Ivanka, a convert to Judaism, and her husband Jared Kushner were also there. Ivanka prayed at a separate part of the wall for women.
“It will leave an impression on me forever,” the president said.
As noted at The Washington Times, Trump accompanied his wife Melania on a tour of the nearby Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a holy site for Christians traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus.
The Times states:
The Western Wall forms the foundation of the Second Jewish Temple, built by King Herod in the first century B.C., and is a pilgrimage site for Jews all over the world.
The wall is located in disputed east Jerusalem, in territory that Palestinians want to become part of their capital in an independent state.
Israel annexed Jerusalem in 1967.
Some Trump administration officials have been sidestepping the question of whether the site is part of Israel.
Trump haters who insist that he is The New Hitler and that his administration is a cabal of neo-Nazis are scrambling to figure out how to bolster that slanderous narrative.