What’s more ridiculous than a set of videos depicting Donald Trump, Wilbur Ross, and Rex Tillerson all wielding swords and dancing around in Saudi Arabia?
Well, for one thing this…
… but on Sunday evening, in what will almost surely go down as one of the most trolled photos of the year, a picture emerged of Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi standing around in the dark grasping a giant glowing orb.
No, really. Here it is:
Apparently, this is supposed to be a gesture of unity to celebrate the opening of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh.
And yes, you read that correctly, they are opening a “Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology” in Riyadh or, in other words, they are opening a global center for combating extremist ideology in the global center for promoting extremist ideology.
— RiyadhSummit (@riyadhsummit) May 21, 2017
Well as you can imagine, social media is going fucking crazy and as one netizen observed, “Alex Jones must be having the meltdown of his life seeing his favorite politician laying hands on a glowing object in a totally non-Illuminati way.”
And so it begins…
RIYADH â€” President Trump announced today that the Orb is his God now, praise to Its Luminescence, O how he longs for the warmth of Ã˜rb pic.twitter.com/lSCjHgotgW
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) May 21, 2017
Look, do I agree with the Orb's entire agenda? Of course not. But I do trust that the Orb has humanity's best interests at heart.
— matt christman (@cushbomb) May 21, 2017
we're definitely living in a video game – at some point one of us will have a mission to retrieve this orb https://t.co/bAcrqZBFBy
— phoon (@weirdfigs) May 21, 2017
it's totally the Orb of Peace from the end of The Phantom Menace pic.twitter.com/KuBEIfKWdY
— Will (@historicus91) May 21, 2017
TRUMP:Â I just start kissing the orb. Itâ€™s like a magnet. Just kiss…I donâ€™t even wait. And when youâ€™re an star, the orb lets you do it. pic.twitter.com/OHPDC6mWiw
— Todd 'Papi' Carlos (@TheToddWilliams) May 21, 2017
— Arizona Political ðŸ’Ž (@AZVotes) May 21, 2017
— ce n'est pas un coup (@DrewTatusko) May 21, 2017
when that dank orb hits pic.twitter.com/B559plLEnm
— Matt Popovich (@mpopv) May 21, 2017
— darthâ„¢ (@darth) May 21, 2017
I want to make a joke about Orb but I'm pretty sure the existence of Orb means the time for joking has passed pic.twitter.com/k2tQXr23gI
— the andrew cuomo despiser (@lyta_gold) May 21, 2017
The Orb … i'm communicating with Trump from dining room… pic.twitter.com/BsedgYt5nS
— Heisenberg Report (@heisenbergrpt) May 21, 2017