This past weekend, President Donald Trump began his foreign trip to the Middle East and Europe. He first arrived in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, where he called on Muslims to drive out terrorists. On Monday, Trump traveled to Jerusalem and became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall. Obviously, there was a photo-op involved as Trump took time to pray at the Wall. Unfortunately for the president, the photo of him touching the wall stripped of context created some very funny Trump Western Wall memes.
The Western Wall is the holiest site for Jewish prayer. Trump stood at the wall for a minute to pray, swaying back and forth, and then placed a note in a crevice, which is a custom for many who visit the wall. Photos of Trump raising one hand to touch the wall circulated, and many people couldn't resist comparing it to another wall that Trump has promised to build.
Surprisingly, the Western Wall memes are not even the first meme that has come out of Trump's Middle East and European trip. While in Saudi Arabia, Trump participated in the opening of the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology, which will try to combat terror online. Trump joined Saudi King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for a photo-op, in which the three leaders placed their hands on a glowing orb. The mystery of the glowing orb launched a series of memes ranging from comparisons of the Lord of the Rings films to Space Jam.
While the Western Wall is certainly a serious and holy site, it's difficult not to indulge in some funny imagery and commentary as Trump placed his hand on it.
1. Wall Jealousy
Maybe he can borrow it?
2. Examining The Structure
3. Trump's Wish List
If you want something a lot and you write a note about it, maybe your wish will come true.
4. Or Maybe...
Donald Trump leaves a copy of his electoral map win inside the Western Wall. pic.twitter.com/6WgpsCfViO— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) May 22, 2017
We knew it.
5. Longing For One To Call His Own
He just wants something for himself.
6. Interested In: Walls
Also likes trucks, taco bowls, and two scoops of ice cream.
7. I'll Love You Forever
"Oh sweet wall, I don't care if Mexico didn't pay for you, I still love you baby." pic.twitter.com/KRuGE2wcF4— Mustapha Itani (@mustaphahitani) May 22, 2017
Nothing can tear them apart.
8. That's Not What That's For
"Jesus, thank you for building this wall to keep out the Mexicans." pic.twitter.com/pb3P0v4dmH— Mexican Judge (@laloalcaraz) May 22, 2017
The Western Wall was built for different reasons.
9. Just Admiring The Handwork
*softly, under his breath*— Finn Darby (@FinnTD) May 22, 2017
"great big beautiful wall" pic.twitter.com/7vDnPqeCXa
10. Searching For Tips About Wall Building
"Who paid for you?" he whispered. But the old wall keeps her secrets. pic.twitter.com/xplQhXvzQ3— Jackie Jennings (@ohhijackie) May 22, 2017
She'll never tell how she was funded.
11. Asking The Source
"You're such a good wall. I bet you keep a lot of people out. Do you know where I can find one just like you? Im trying to build one myself" pic.twitter.com/rtzAXocnPr— Landon Brown (@The_Landonian) May 22, 2017
Unfortunately, the wall was as silent as a stone.
12. Anybody Know The Contractor For This Property?
What if this is the whole reason for the trip?
13. Relationship Goals
The greatest love story of its time.
14. Debating Whether He Grabbed The Wall
Luckily, only one party needed to consent in this case.
15. Maybe This Is What He Wrote
If we could get our hands on that Note he left at the wall it would read something like this. pic.twitter.com/TnB64HgUTs— RogelioGarcia Lawyer (@LawyerRogelio) May 22, 2017
Will Trump ever stop bragging about his victory?
16. The Moment Inspiration Struck
Unfortunately, it's not a wishing well.
17. You Can Pick One Up At The Gift Shop
It's not that easy.
Can we get a time stamp on this and the sinkhole opening at Mar-a-lago? pic.twitter.com/n57zX2Ino7— Schooley (@Rschooley) May 22, 2017
Suspicious timing that a sinkhole opened up at Mar-a-Lago.
19. Oh, Yeah, Ivanka Was There, Too
"Dear Almighty Sephora,— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) May 22, 2017
Please keep and protect my brand.
A valid request, tbh.
20. But Of Course...
'My wall is going to be so much bigger and holier' pic.twitter.com/nQQEeZqwEi— Kyle Merber (@TheRealMerb) May 22, 2017
Because why would Trump settle for a Western Wall when he can build a Southern Wall? Hopefully, the rest of Trump's trip isn't quite so eventful.