Social media is buzzing this afternoon, in what could be considered a little bit of comic relief to such a tumultuous past several days for President Trump.
It all started with President Trump’s meeting with Saudi Arabian King Salman, in which he, Salman and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt were photographed putting their hands on a large glowing orb-like sphere. When the photos first broke, no one on the internet really knew exactly what they were touching, and even Trump supporters found it quite odd. It ended up simply being a large glowing globe located at the grand opening of the new Riyadh ‘Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology’.
That’s only the beginning of the strange (even for Trump himself) events that have seemingly taken place during Trump’s first oversea trip as President of the United States. This morning, we reported on Melania Trump swatting away Donald’s hand as they walked down the red carpet in Israel. But that wasn’t the end of the strange happenings. Early this afternoon, a 4 foot by 4 foot sinkhole opened up in front of Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s self-proclaimed “Winter White House”.
While the town of Palm Beach, Florida issued the following statement in regards to the sinkhole, the internet is seemingly far more entertained with the more mystical explanations than the mere fact that sinkholes are relatively common in the Sunshine State:
“A 4′ x 4′ sinkhole has formed on Southern Boulevard directly in front of Mar-a-Lago,” the Palm Beach website read. “It appears to be in the vicinity of the newly installed water main. West Palm Beach Utilities distribution crews have secured the area and will most likely need to do some exploratory excavation today. One lane is closed but the road remains open. Please pay attention to signs.”
Twitter and Facebook were buzzing with hilarious comments in regards to the sinkhole as well as Trump’s strange photo with his hands on the glowing orb (globe). Perhaps the country needs a little comedy after several months of drama!
As for sinkholes, their main cause in Florida is acidic groundwater corroding the rock beneath the ground. They are very common and typically don’t harm anyone, although there have been cases where individuals’ homes have been gobbled up by large sinkholes and even several deaths have occurred over the course of the past few decades.