Trump, wearing a yarmulke, placed his right hand on the wall and swayed slightly back and forth with his eyes closed for nearly a minute. He then reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a note on a folded piece of paper and placed it into a crack in the wall.
He was flanked by his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, who is Jewish, and Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich.
First lady Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, also prayed at the wall, at the portion reserved for women.
Trump visited the Western Wall without any Israeli government officials by his side despite requests from Israeli officials.