On September 8, 2022, Buckingham Palace tragically announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Shortly after the news broke, former President Donald Trump issued a lengthy statement on Truth Social in a very uncharacteristic tone. While many are used to Trump using harsh language and ranting, his tribute to Queen Elizabeth was touching. “Melania and I are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Along with our family and fellow Americans, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the royal family and people of the United Kingdom at this time of great sadness,” Trump wrote in the first post in a series of three, also touching on the “tremendous legacy” of the Queen.
In his second post, Trump shared that he and Melania would forever “cherish” their time together with the Queen. “What a magnificent and beautiful woman she was – there was no one like her!” he gushed. In Trump’s third and final post, he sent his “thoughts and prayers” to the people of the UK at such a difficult time. “May God bless the Queen, may she reign forever in our hearts and may God keep her and Prince Philip in the constant care of her,” he concluded.
Since news of Queen Elizabeth’s death, current President Joe Biden has also released a statement, writing that Queen Elizabeth was “more than a monarch” and that she “defined an era,” via Sam Stein. There is no doubt that she will be sorely missed.