Nordic Leaders Appear to Mock Donald Trump’s Orb Photo

Everything about this is amazing.


During his trip to Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump touched a light up globe with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The globe was used to “activate” a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, but it ended up looking like a scene from Harry Potter.

Initially the Internet went nuts, but now these Nordic prime ministers appear to join in on the fun.

During a photo-op for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the prime ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden accidentally recreated Trump’s glowing globe photo—and it’s pretty hilarious.

There is one slight difference. The leaders nixed the glowing world for a soccer ball with logos representing each SDG.

Even the prime minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, noticed the similarities. Solberg posted the two photos side-by-side and wrote: "Who rules the world? Riyadh vs Bergen. Do not know what they thought about the top image. On the bottom picture, the five Nordic prime ministers are holding a ball with sustainability targets. We hope they will be a roadmap for the future."