President Trump attends opening ceremony for new Saudi Arabian center

Feng Xue
By Feng Xue
May 22, 2017USshare

Images of President Trump placing his hand on a glowing orb have gone viral on social media.

It looks very fantasy-like, but in fact the president is taking part in an opening ceremony.

Saudi Arabia just opened a new center to combat extremism. The president attended the opening of the the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh.

He was joined by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The trio placed their hands on the orb to formally open the center.

Trump is on a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe. Saudi Arabia was his first stop.

 

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