From our political correspondent Dorothy "Lottie" Dawe:
Surely by now you've seen the picture at the left from President Trump's to Saudi Arabia.
What. An. Image.
Can you imagine what Trump would have barked about Obama if he had touched a glowing orb with the Presidents of Saudi Arabia and Egypt?
The anchors at Fox News would all have had to have coronary operations.
Columnist Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) observed on Twitter, "Worth noting that if it was Obama in this picture, Fox News viewers would've already taken to their bunkers."
@lurie_john noted that tomorrow Sean Spicer will say, "President Trump never touched the Orb. Period."
@TheOtherBarak noticed tha "Orb spelled backwards is 'bro.'"
Interestingly enough, a poem from the mid-1800s by Emmett Lee Dickinson (below on the left) foretold the coming of the orb. We doubt that Dickinson's poem inspired Trump to caress the orb, but it did inspire his third cousin Emily to pen her poem "Of whom so dear" (below on the right).
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
It's him so clear
Hands on the sphere
Illumined with a Glow
It indicates – this president's
A Con Man don't you know –
By Emily Dickinson:
Of whom so dear
The name to hear
Illumines with a Glow
As intimate – as fugitive
As Sunset on the snow –