This Article is From May 22, 2017

Donald Trump Touches A Glowing Orb In Saudi Arabia, Becomes A Meme

US President Donald Trump, Saudi King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi were actually inaugurating the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology.

Donald Trump Touches A Glowing Orb In Saudi Arabia, Becomes A Meme

The world leaders inaugurated Saudi Arabia's new Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology

New Delhi: During his first presidential trip abroad, US President Donald Trump inaugurated Saudi Arabia's new Global Centre for Combating Extremist Ideology on Sunday. One particular moment from that event, however, stands out. It's a moment when Mr Trump, along with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, have their hands placed on a glowing orb while standing in a vast, dark hall. According to local media, the the leaders placed their hands on the illuminated globe and "officially activated the centre and launched a splashy welcome video."
 

However, the striking moment instantly became a meme and flooded social media early this morning. 

There were plenty of The Lord of the Rings references:
  

As well as some Harry Potter ones: 
 

Some Star Trek references: 
 

And some Star Wars ones as well:
 

The comic book references just wouldn't stop:
    

There was this hilarious comparison to stock shots:
 

And a much-needed reminder to focus on the bigger picture:
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