Melania Trump decided not to wear a head scarf on arrival in Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning.
The first lady wore long sleeves and pants conform to the strict dress code that Saudi Arabia enforces for its female citizens, but do not cover their head, how her under-blew the-shoulder brown hair free in the wind on the King Khalid International Airport in the capital Riyadh.
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President Donald Trump and wife Melania arrive for a welcome ceremony at the Royal Terminal of the King Khalid International airport, Saturday, 20. May, 2017, in Riyadh. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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President Donald Trump criticized former first lady Michelle Obama not wearing a headscarf during a. January 2015-visit to Saudi Arabia with President Barack Obama.
While many people applauded Mrs. Obama’s decision, Trump tweeted, in 2015, the people in Saudi Arabia “was an insult.”
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US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama is greeted by Saudi Arabia’s king Salman (R) as they arrive at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, January 27, 2015. Obama’s stops in Saudi Arabia on his way back to Washington from India to pay his condolences over the death of king Abdullah and to hold bilateral meetings with king Salman. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (SAUDI ARABIA – Tags: POLITICS ROYALS TPX IMAGES OF the DAY BUSINESS) – RTR4N4SF
“A lot of people say that it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a headscarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were offended. We have enuf enemies,” he tweeted, with a short-hand notation for “enough”.
Under the Kingdom’s strict dress code for women, Saudi women, and most female visitors are required to wear a loose, black robe known as an abaya in public. Most of the women in Saudi Arabia cover their hair and face with a veil known as the niqab.
But for the head is not required for foreigners, and some Western women choose to forego the headscarf while in Saudi Arabia.
Earlier this year, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also wear avoided headgear, the show, how common is it for high-level-to skip female visitors, a headscarf or an abaya, which is worn loose-fitting, black robe that Saudi women.
Michelle Obama did not cover her head, if you are Abdullah then accompanied President Barack Obama on a condolence visit in January 2015 after the death of the king. And during her time as first lady, Laura Bush usually went without on the head, although she moved once to a head cloth, which you receive as a gift.
As Obama’s Secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, not to cover their head, the to travel to Saudi Arabia.
President Trump-daughter Ivanka, a senior White house adviser, is accompanied by her father, don’t cover your head.
Saudi Arabia is the first stop on a four-nation, five-stop tour, which is also the trump card for Israel, Italy and Belgium, before President Trump back to the White house at the end of the next week. The first lady joins the President for the entire trip.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.