After visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, U.S. President Donald Trump arrived at the Western Wall. Trump’s wife Melania and daughter Ivanka also visited the Jewish holy site.
U.S. President Donald Trump arrived on Monday afternoon at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City. Trump and his family members, who were not accompanied by Israeli officials, placed notes in the Western Wall.
Earlier today, Trump and his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin held a joint press appearance at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. “I’m honored to be in the great State of Israel,” Trump said. “The homeland of the Jewish people. I’m awed by the beauty and majesty of this sacred and very holy land. President Rivlin, Mrs. Rivlin, thank you so much. Thank you for opening your wonderful home and welcoming Melania and myself to your amazing country.”
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“On my first trip overseas, I’ve come to this ancient land to reaffirm the enduring friendship between the United States and the State of Israel,” Trump continued. “And it will always be enduring. And that’s No. 1 for me. We are not only long-time friends but great allies and partners. We stand together always. This moment in history calls for us to strengthen our cooperation as both Israel and America face common threats from ISIS and other terrorist groups to countries, like Iran, that sponsor terrorism and fund and foment terrible violence not only here but all over the world.”
Trump at the Kotel Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News