The Saudis revealed their sense of humor during President Trump’s trip to Riyadh this weekend.
When Air Force One landed two Saudi official went on the plane to greet Trump and then gave him instructions on his grand entrance. The officials also gave Trump a burqa, asked him to change into it, and said it was requested by King Salman.
Trump changed into the burqa and said, “Isn’t this something that is worn by women only?” The two officials bursted into laughter and told him that they were just messing with him. They snapped a couple of photos and got off the plane. Trump, who doesn’t like to be pranked, turned red, ripped the burqa off of himself and slammed it to the ground. He then got himself together to walk off the plane.
Trump’s first stop when he got off Air Force One was the Saudi Royal Court, where he was to receive a medal from King Salman. Once King Salman placed the medal around Trump’s neck, the King whispered to Trump that he is now a Muslim forever.
Trump knew the King had to be joking, but after 10 minutes of the King not revealing that he was joking, Trump started to worry. He looked over at the King with tears in his eyes and asked the King, “Am I really a Muslim?”
The King and his staff bursted out laughing and told him they were just joking. Trump forced himself to join in on the laugh, wiped the tears off his face, and told the King and his staff that he knew they were joking.
During the Saudi sword dance the Saudi’s thought they would prank Trump by having the dance go on for a very long time. The dance normally lasts no longer than 10-15 minutes, however the Saudi’s had Trump, Rex Tillerson, and Wilber Ross doing the dance for nearly an hour.
The three Republican’s were exhausted and nearly collapsed. The King told his team that he thinks they may have gone too far with this prank, as 79 year old Wilbur Ross needed medical attention.
The Saudi’s did have one more prank up their sleeves.
At the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, King Salman, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, had President Trump join them in gripping a glowing orb.
When the 3 men grabbed it, King Salman and Fattah al-Sisi recited together verses from the Quran. After they finished, King Salman told Trump that they just turned his whole family into Muslims.
Trump said, “What are you talking about?”
Then Jared Kushner who was in on the prank, walked up to Trump holding the Quran and wearing a kufi prayer cap, said to Trump, “As-salamu alaykum.” Trump screamed, “Nooooooooooooooooooooo!”
Trump sprinted out of the Center without his family and was stopped by security. Kushner caught up to Trump and told him that it was just a prank. Trump, upset at Kushner, told him, “You scared the shit out of me! Why did you jump in on the prank? You know I hate pranks!”
Kushner said, “They offered me money, and I really need it. You know the story with my properties.”
Trump replied, “Why didn’t they ask me to be in any pranks? I want money too.”