A week after the Trump touched a glowing orb, people are still having fun with the viral photo from the summit in Riyadh.
Trump, along with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and First Lady Melania Trump participated in the ceremonial orb touch to “activate” the new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology’s initiative to monitor extremist activity online. But the mysterious-looking orb was all the internet needed to joke about how science fiction-esque the whole thing looked.
Not ones to sit out on the internet’s fun, it appears Prime Minsters from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland recently reenacted the picture with some athletic equipment. The geopolitical players met to discuss cooperation among their countries, but that didn’t stop them from taking time out for this photo opportunity with a soccer ball.
“Nordic prime minister meeting. the orb of world domination loses power and is somewhat less threatening on these latitudes,” Jussi Karlgren joked in a tweet with the picture Monday. The group pretty much nailed the palm placement.
A North Korean parody account also weighed in a with a joke of its own on Tuesday.
Will the jokes about the photos last as long as the executive order signing drawings? Only time will tell, so ask an orb.