The biggest news of the day is that President Trump placed his hands on a glowing globe along with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, and the resultant uplighting of their faces meant that it looked a bit evil.

The Saudi Embassy originally tweeted out the photo, which was taken at The Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology in Riyadh.

As soon as the picture went public, however, the context was completely lost in a sea of Twitter nonsense:

Conspiracy theorists asked the question ‘is this a sign that the new world order is about to begin under Trump’s reign?’:

While some have expressed concern regarding Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, amid the backdrop of one of the biggest arms deal of all time, reportedly worth $110 billion, it was the glowing orb that caused the biggest stir, because it looks like something from Harry Potter, Star Wars, or Star Trek.

The Washington Post actually printed the following:

When President Trump laid hands on the glowing Saudi mystery orb, he pledged allegiance to “Its Luminescence,” summoned the forces of Sauron to take over Middle-earth and created an “army of Moderate Muslims to fight terror.”

Even Space Jam was injected into the conversation:

OK, this one is quite funny:

Some speculated that Trump had ‘made a wish’ when touching the orb:

When others called for context, it was duly given:

What do you think? Is Trump ushering in an evil new era? Or was he just caught in an ill thought out photo-op?


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