A bizarre photo that emerged from Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, where while opening an anti-extremism centre, the US president, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi of Egypt were photographed touching a glowing orb, has gone viral on social media.
Local media reported that the leaders’ placing their hands on the globe “officially activated the centre and launched a splashy welcome video”.
When the picture came out on Sunday, it went viral on social media with the obvious pop-culture references, comparisons and funny Photoshopped memes.
Israel's orb… IS INVISIBLE 😱 pic.twitter.com/OpqIfFocNC
— Man vs Pink (@ManVsPink) May 22, 2017
I PHOTOSHOPPED SARUMAN INTO TRUMP'S ORB PICTURE AND IT'S NOT EVEN WEIRD pic.twitter.com/cVJFGP5NPG
— Shahak Shapira (@ShahakShapira) May 22, 2017
Look if Trump is going to take down the Illuminati he's obviously going to have to do it from the inside pic.twitter.com/58Rnd2I20P
— The Cosmic Brain (@samthielman) May 21, 2017
— Ben Gross (@bhgross144) May 21, 2017
tfw you and your friends unearth an ancient alien hell orb and combine your powers inside it to stop superman >>>>> pic.twitter.com/kzsYEKC4R0
— jon hendren (@fart) May 21, 2017
A lot of people say the Orb is evil. Stupid! I will negotiate with the Orb, make it work for us. Good deal for everyone!!! Hail the Orb. pic.twitter.com/vmN12iTulB
— Matt Roller (@rolldiggity) May 21, 2017
One #orb to find them.
One orb to rule them all and in the darkness bind them. pic.twitter.com/tsFYX3pzm1
— NopeSec (@NeuralCulture) May 21, 2017
— chrisError (@chrisError) May 21, 2017
Allison DeJong shared a selection of cards from the immensely popular trading card game, Magic: The Gathering: the “Chaos orb”, “Mesmeric orb” and “Zuran orb” (“Sacrifice a land: You gain 2 life”).
“There are many kinds of #orb, are we sure we know which one we’re dealing with here,” she tweeted, to the response of “NEERRRRRRRRRD!”
— Allison DeJong (@allison_dejong) May 21, 2017
Another Twitter user drew a parallel with a Star Trek episode first broadcast in 1968, in which Captain Kirk’s body is controlled by telepathic aliens stored in metal orbs.
— Paul Melancon (@PaulMelancon) May 21, 2017
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 21, 2017
— Will T (@historicus91) May 21, 2017
The Church of Satan felt obliged to disassociate itself from the moment:
For clarification, this is not a Satanic ritual. pic.twitter.com/CccP39fqN4
— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) May 22, 2017