Melania Trump covered up as she stepped off Air Force One at King Khalid International Airport in Saudi Arabia on Saturday — but not in the traditional Islamic way.
The first lady, following in predecessor Michelle Obama’s footsteps, opted to forgo a headscarf in the conservative country that is governed by Sharia law and expects women in public to be fully covered, including their heads.
Donald Trump was scathing when Michelle went bareheaded in 2015, tweeting that the locals were "insulted".
Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted.We have enuf enemies— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2015
He has not mentioned headscarves this time around, and nor has Melania.
Donald's daughter Ivanka, a senior White House adviser who is along for the trip too, also left her head uncovered.
In Saudi Arabia, an ultraconservative interpretation of Islamic Shariah law applies. The laws mean that not only must women keep their heads covered, but men and women who are not related must be segregated in most public places.
Women are also banned from driving.