Barack Obama Responds to Notre Dame Fire and Shows What a Real Leader Looks Like

Former President Obama paid homage to the Notre Dame after a blaze tore through the famous cathedral on Monday, saying the Parisian landmark will be rebuilt “as strong as we can.”

And his message was much different than that of our current president, Donald Trump.

“Notre Dame is one of the world’s great treasures, and we’re thinking of the people of France in your time of grief,” Obama wrote.

Obama also included an image of him visiting the cathedral with his daughters, Sasha and Malia.

A fire tore through the historic structure as Parisians and much of the world watched in horror. A Paris prosecutor has reportedly opened an investigation into the blaze, which is thought to be potentially tied to renovations underway at the building, much of which is under scaffolding, fire officials said.

The cathedral, which was built in the 12th century, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Paris. It attracts more than 10 million visitors a year.

Earlier, Trump also tweeted about the fire and suggested the firefighters use water tankers to drop water on the flames.

As news reports of the fire first emerged, Trump suggested via Twitter from Air Force One that “Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!”

Twitter was quick to point out the differences between the two leaders:


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