Could it be that Saudi Arabia has respect for Trump?! What they just told Melania suggests they do!
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir told her that she can skip the hijab! He said that Saudi Arabia welcomes “any style in clothing”.
Previous first ladies, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton were forced to wear the head scarf.
According to RT.com:
America’s first lady has not been “ordered” to dress conservatively in Saudi Arabia, the country chosen by her husband as his first official overseas destination. Along with meetings on the US president’s itinerary, there will also reportedly be time for entertainment in the lavish Arab kingdom.
While the choice of the first country to be visited by Trump as America’s 45th president has been widely discussed in the media, a question has arisen whether there is a chance to see the US president’s wife covered in a traditionally strict Muslim attire.
Women in Saudi Arabia, including foreign visitors, are typically expected to wear a floor length dress – abaya, and a head scarf. However, when asked whether the US first lady would have to dress accordingly, a Saudi Arabia official said Riyadh “usually doesn’t demand” a specific dress-code, but rather “accepts suggestions.”
“We welcome any style in clothing,” Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir told the media on Thursday, as cited by RIA Novosti.
What do you think about this? It’s a pretty crazy change of dress code from the country!
What Melania actually wore to the Islamic nation…
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 20, 2017
Twitter’s response was overwhelmingly positive.
— Feisty☀️Floridian (@peddoc63) May 20, 2017
Im actually proud of Melania Trump for sitting next to Saudi leaders without wearing Hijab. pic.twitter.com/n28e4CKelV
— Navi (@IraqiNavy) May 20, 2017
Melania Trump not wearing hijab in Saudi Arabia is BAD ASS.
— Anne-Marie (@annieborbely) May 20, 2017
Well done Melania Trump. Not a hijab in sight. #RealFeminist
— 🔫 (@fascistCOW) May 20, 2017