World leaders from 16 nations commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day Thursday by signing a symbolic proclamation.
Fifteen leaders, including French President Emanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, signed near the bottom of the document – as is customary – President Trump decided to sign the multi-national D-Day proclamation at the very top corner of the page.
His signature is drawing a lot of scrutiny on social media.
“Guess which world leader signed his name at the top, when everyone else signed at the bottom?!” tweeted Stig Abell, editor of the Times Literary Supplement, a London-based literary journal.
Guess which world leader signed his name at the top, when everyone else signed at the bottom?! pic.twitter.com/XPM2lfQfEn
— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) June 6, 2019
— Rt Hon Sir Peter Mannion KCB MP (@PeterMannionMP) June 5, 2019
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 6, 2019
A handwriting expert told CNN that “the size of the signature correlates with narcissism, with ego, with a grandiose sense of 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
It’s unclear why the president signed his name at the top, or in what order he signed the document.
The document signifies world leaders’ “shared responsibility to ensure that the unimaginable horror of these years is never repeated.”
This isn’t the first time Trump has sought to distinguish himself at an international meeting, notes USA Today: “During a G-7 summit in Sicily two years ago, most of the leaders took a stroll through the historic hillside town of Taormina – while Trump followed in a golf cart. On that same trip, at a NATO summit in Brussels, Trump drew attention by shoving the leader of Montenegro out of the way before a group photo.”