The Church of Satan is distancing itself from Donald Trump

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The Church of Satan has come out to make clear that Donald Trump is not one of them.

On a visit to Saudi Arabia, the first official foreign trip of the Trump Administration, the president was photographed alongside King Salman bin Albdulaziz Al Saud and President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi* touching this orb. Also present was Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak.

The photo was taken on a tour of Riyadh's Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology.

The group were photographed reacting to a wall of computer screens coming online.

Picture: Jonathan Ernst/REUTERS

In addition to a many humorous internet reactions, seeing as this was a caption writers dream, one group was protesting the unwanted association.

Given that the image looks pretty evil, many people joked it was proof of a Satanic ritual.

The official, blue ticked account of the Church of Satan came out to distance itself from the President of the United States.

Presumably they were worried about the negative connotations of the desolate one tainting Satan's reputation.

*Correction: This article stated Malaysian premier Razak was touching the orb in the image. He is in fact standing to President Trump's left. 22.05.17.

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