A group of Nordic prime ministers just had some fun at President Trump’s expense. They took a mocking picture with all of their hands outstretched on an “orb.” They were referencing President Trump’s experience with King Salman of Saudi Arabia and President Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt. The three men and their entourage entered into a darkened room in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, and placed their hands on a glowing sphere that illuminated their faces. With flashing lights and intense music playing, the whole scene looked like something from Shakespeare or Lord of the Rings.
The occasion was the opening of a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology. President Trump would later in his comments say, “This groundbreaking new center represents a clear declaration that Muslim-majority countries must take the lead in combating radicalization, and I want to express our gratitude to King Salman for this strong demonstration of leadership.”
The Nordic leaders mocking the president and Arab leaders included prime ministers of Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland. They stood around a soccer ball each touching it. These leaders were in Norway to discuss cooperation among their countries, according to one source.
nordic prime minister meeting. the orb of world domination loses power and is somewhat less threatening on these latitudes. pic.twitter.com/t5K7NfQOqu
— Jussi Karlgren (@jussikarlgren) May 29, 2017
Just like the original experience in Saudi Arabia, this Nordic mockery has viral power in social media. What do you think about their rendition of leaders around an orb?
Credit: The Hill