While making a speech about solving Egypt’s problems on Wednesday morning, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi stated that he would sell himself if he could in order to help the country’s economy, and someone responded by putting him up for sale on eBay.
The eBay user, dr_motown, was the one to put El-Sisi up for sale on the online auction site, and many were quick to bid on the Egyptian president. Within a couple of hours, the bidding reached more than $100,000 but the post was later removed.
“The field marshal himself stated that if selling himself will help, he will not hesitate to do it. So, we are doing it for him, for us and for the humanity,” dr_motown posted, “Please, bid now to help Egypt gain its political and economic Independence.”
Dr_motown, an eBay member since February 2004 with many positive ratings, jokingly wrote that ‘the item’ is “used by the previous owners (Gulf royal families),” and shipping is free.
El-Sisi made the remark of ‘selling himself’ for the country whilst discussing an economic development plan for 2030.
The ‘joke’ bidding page reflects some of the Egyptian population’s humor in dealing with the country’s current political situation.
*Information gathered from BBC, Foreign Policy, and Mashable
*Screenshot of bidding page courtesy of Foreign Policy