Donald Trump Gropes Orb of Power
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 23, 2017,
May 23, 2017, 12:12
The story behind the globe, according to the Washington Post, is that the president, along with his Saudi and Egyptian counterparts, touched it as they inaugurated the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh.
Donald Trump and King Salman bin Abdulaziz, along with other leaders such as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi, visited the modern establishment, where dozens of experts monitor digital communications, as shown by Saudi state television. Instead, well, the internet kinda freaked out, mostly because the whole thing really, really looked like some extremely weird Illuminati behavior, and at this point in Trump's absolutely bonkers first year, nobody really knows what's going on.
Well, the trio actually had their hands on a glowing miniature globe.
"I am gone from Twitter for like a few hours, and now Trump is a holding a Palantír!".
Many users also referenced Hydra, the fictional villains in several Marvel comics properties, with some posting pictures of the event along with the group's catch phrase: "hail Hydra". From jokes about those electricity balls that make your hair stand up straight to memes comparing Trump to a wizard using a palantír, there was no shortage of hilarious tweets.
Others took a different approach to poking fun at the U.S. president.
The official Church of Satan Twitter account has even gone as far as clarifying that it is not a Satanic ritual.
The problem here was that before it happened, nobody was told that Trump would be touching an orb.