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    Trump Orb Photo Sends Internet Meme-Crazy

    All hail the orb. A photo of President Trump and his Egyptian and Saudi counterparts grasping an illuminated globe at the launch of Riyadh’s Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology went viral, with Twitter users comparing them to villains from Superman and Lord of the Rings. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia and UAE have pledged $100 million to Ivanka Trump’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund, despite concerns that her White House post could influence policy toward the donor countries. Critics also observed how the president lambasted the Clinton Foundation last year for accepting Saudi contributions.

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