President Donald Trump & # 39; s signature on a 16-nation proclamation on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1944 fell outside the others this week because he was the only leader who wrote his name at the top.
The other 15 signed at the bottom on Wednesday, as usual.
But the angular John Hancock of Trump stood alone, beside the words & # 39; D-Day Proclamation & # 39 ;, relegating the rest to the end of the document, next to a red foil stamp bearing the name of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom.
The world leaders gathered in Portsmouth, England on Wednesday.
One of these sigs is not like the others: President Donald Trump signed Wednesday's D-Day proclamation at the top instead of the bottom and distinguished himself from the leaders of 15 other countries who had pledged to stop future world wars
First among peers: the Queen, accompanied by The Prince of Wales, and the President and First Lady, took a formal photo in Portsmouth on Wednesday with leaders from the other Allied countries who then signed the statement: (Back row LR) Slovakia DPM Richard Rai, Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babia, Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, Danish Ambassador in the UK, Lars Thuesen. (Front row L-R): Governor General of New Zealand Patsy Reddy, President of France Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Theresa May, President of the US Donald Trump, President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte
Among other signatories with Trump were the departing British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, the interim Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
Their counterparts from Slovakia, Poland, Luxembourg, Norway, the Czech Republic, Australia, Denmark, New Zealand and Greece also participated.
& # 39; We are standing together today to honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice on D-Day, and those many millions of men and women who perished during World War II, the greatest conflict in the history of humanity & # 39 ;, it is said.
& # 39; We confirm that it is our shared responsibility to ensure that the unimaginable horror of these years is never repeated. & # 39;
The signatories promised to act decisively, with courage and tenacity to protect our people from threats to our values and challenges to peace and stability.
Trump read from the address of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to the nation on D-Day during a grand ceremony at the British naval base of Portsmouth on Wednesday, where world leaders gathered to commemorate the invasion that changed the tide for Allied forces in WWII.
The Queen and Donald Trump turned out to be in a good relationship and talked at the Wednesday event, which closed the President's swing through the UK before he went to France for the next more gloomy invasion of Normandy. Invasion
Trump read Franklin Roosevelt's speech to the nation on D-Day, during the Portsmouth ceremony on Wednesday, where world leaders gathered to commemorate the invasion that changed the tide for Allied forces in World War II.
Tens of thousands of people also gathered at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial on Southsea Common for the event that marks the 75th anniversary of the largest amphibious invasion in military history.
The D-Day anniversary was marked on Thursday. But one day before Allied forces crossed the English Channel in 1944, US General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and the future US President, gave the final order to invade France occupied by Germany with the message: & # 39; The eyes of the the world is on you & # 39 ;.
Within hours, the allied fleet of 2,700 ships from British ports sailed along the coastline of southern England – the largest armada the world had ever seen – when paratroopers jumped to France.
From sunrise on June 6, known as the Longest Day, 156,000 troops stormed the beaches of Normandy and attacked Hitler's Nazis, reversing World War II in favor of the Allies and one year later leading to the liberation of Europe .
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