A surreal image of President Donald Trump touching a glowing orb alongside the Saudi king and the Egyptian president has set Twitter alight, with some suggesting it may be a sign of witchcraft.
The bizarre moment has sent the Twitteratti into overdrive, turning the incident – which looks suspiciously like a meeting of evil geniuses – into an instant meme.
— Saudi Embassy (@SaudiEmbassyUSA) May 21, 2017
The viral snap was captured as Trump assisted Saudi King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi open the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology.
The leaders placed their hands on a glowing miniature globe in order to officially open the center and launch a futuristic welcome video.
Netizens have taken to Twitter to suggest that the image is actually a sign of witchcraft and wizardry and that Trump was harnessing the dark powers of the supernatural world.
"Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble." pic.twitter.com/Zp7whnPzCk
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 21, 2017
"If, together, we hold the orb, it will tell us our greatest foe…
"It's speaking! I hear it!
"It's…it's the aide who allowed this photo." pic.twitter.com/pj67JWbtwO
— James Ball (@jamesrbuk) May 21, 2017
Others felt Trump’s glowing orb looked like something from a Hollywood film or that it was ripped from the absurdity of the comic book world.
Just when you thought the Trump-Saudi-regime-Toby-Keith imbroglio couldn't get any more Hollywood-level absurd, behold: the glowing orb pic.twitter.com/U7qiJsI4CF
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) May 21, 2017
The Church of Satan, an international organization established in 1966, has been keen to note that the act was not a “satanic ritual.”
For clarification, this is not a Satanic ritual. pic.twitter.com/CccP39fqN4
— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) May 22, 2017