The King of Saudi Arabia made his first-ever visit to Moscow on Wednesday. On arrival the king’s team rolled up a golden escalator to the plane instead of stairs. Hijinks ensued.
After Salman’s plane landed, the Saudis rolled out a golden escalator — instead of stairs — to the plane’s exit door for the king to use as he deplaned.With his head held high, Salman stepped onto the majestic escalator, but a few seconds into his graceful descent, the escalator froze, as if it had been turned off suddenly.Salman stood in place for nearly 30 seconds unsure what to do before finally deciding to walk the rest of the way down.
Saudi Arabia king uses golden escalator as a airplane stairs. When he arrived to Moscow yesterday, his golden stairs got stuck. pic.twitter.com/h3o1UD8s8p
— English Russia (@EnglishRussia1) October 5, 2017
I have several reactions to this.
- Now the Saudi King knows how every DC metro rider feels.
- In March the King brought two golden escalators to Japan. This time he was economizing, and he learned a lesson. You always need a backup golden escalator.
- What do you think happened to the mechanics?
- How many US government employees have now been tasked with acquiring a golden escalator for Air Force One?
- Maybe the Saudis could use Delta miles for a replacement golden escalator?
— gary leff (@garyleff) May 21, 2017