King Salman's escalator malfunctions on the runway

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The internet loves this video of the Saudi king’s golden escalator breaking down

We’ve all been there.


Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud traveled to Moscow this week, and he came prepared with an entourage of 1,500 people and a private jet. That jet includes an opulent golden escalator, and King Salman was about to make a dramatic entrance on it until the escalator experienced a technical malfunction and stopped working.

In videos of the king landing in Russia, he looks confused for a minute before he starts walking down the steps one by one.

Who among us hasn’t had to walk up or down a broken escalator (although it probably wasn’t a golden escalator, and it was probably in a shopping center)? The internet loved seeing a king forced to deal with this minor inconvenience.

One person thought it was a great Curb Your Enthusiasm moment.

Maybe the king should have a slide installed in case the escalator breaks down again. A gold-plated slide, of course.

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