President Donald Trump put his signature at the very top of a D-Day proclamation document he and 15 other world leaders signed on Thursday.
A photo of the document shows his relatively large signature in the top left corner while everyone else’s signatures, including those of French President Emanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, are in the bottom part of the document.
Trump signed the proclamation at a ceremony in France commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy. (RELATED: 7 Minutes To Live: The Extraordinary Story Of D-Day Veteran Andy Andrews)
President Trump’s signature is seen on top of a D-Day proclamation, signed by 16 world leaders to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. https://t.co/sDPCUv220b pic.twitter.com/rGedsoyzXT
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 7, 2019
Trump’s decision to put his name at the top got some traction on Twitter. A handwriting expert said on CNN, “The size of the signature correlates with narcissism, with ego, with a grandiose sense of self-importance.”
“The size of the signature correlates with narcissism, with ego, with a grandiose sense of self-importance,” says a handwriting expert, of Trump’s John Hancock.
The President signing a D-Day Proclamation at the very top does nothing to refute the analysis.https://t.co/WKkMw7OwYA pic.twitter.com/N3XKMn7rax
— OutFrontCNN (@OutFrontCNN) June 7, 2019
Some posited Trump may have been the last one to sign the document and so he ran out of room. One user said it’s “pathetic” to even talk about its placement.
That’s the way to do it when there’s no more space on the bottom. Pathetic observation really….
— Heathcliffe (@grayheath56) June 7, 2019
Another said Trump has the right to sign the document wherever he wants because of America’s role in defeating the Nazis in World War II.
When it comes to WW2, an American can sign where the fk they like, even if it is Trump, because without them I would be writing this in German, or possibly Russian!!
— Uncomfortable_question (@iand62986733) June 6, 2019
Trump delivered a moving address on the battle at a commemoration event in Normandy, in which he personally thanked and recognized U.S. veterans of the battle who were present for the speech. “You are the pride of our nation, you are the glory of the republic, and we thank you from the bottom of our heart,” he said.