Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. By Katie Mettler and Derek Hawkins By Katie Mettler and Derek Hawkins May 22 Follow @kemettler President Trump, along with Egypt's Abdel Fatah al-Sissi and Saudi Arabia's King Salman, opened the new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology on May 21 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (The Washington Post) 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 .” He did none of that, of course. It would be fake news to say otherwise. But the conjuring up of magic and memes became irresistible the moment Trump, shrouded in darkness, dared to gaze upon the globe of light, nay, dared to actually touch it. No sleeping tonight for Trump. The Orb controls him now.
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