Saudi King becomes instant meme after his bizarre ‘golden escalator’ fail

Most uber rich and famous people are happy just to walk down the stairs of their private jet.

But Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia wants a little more for when he disembarks.

The King leaves his plane on a golden escalator, because do you really expect him to use a regular escalator like some kind of peasant?

Landing in Moscow this week, he kinda blew his big entrance when his gold escalator failed, causing the unthinkable to happen: he had to use his legs.

After a good 30 seconds of considering his options, the King seized the moment and … walked. Bravo!

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Frankly, I am shocked that the lazy sods behind the King didn’t carry him down. He is your King, people. Do something.

As U.S. President Donald Trump – who notably doesn’t have a gold escalator yet – would say: “You’re fired!” Maybe literally by a squad, considering the kinds of punishments dished out in Saudi Arabia.

To be fair, the King is 81 years old, so stairs might be a little tricky to navigate.

But this hasn’t stopped Twitter users from roasting the King alive for his apparent lack of walking skills and the fact that he even owns a golden escalator in the first place.

In the end, the King did make it down and met up with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A surplus of gold stuff and a meeting with Putin? Trump must be very, very jealous.

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    Monday 9 October 2017

    I notice that he was wearing ‘desert boots’.