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Melania Trump Doesn’t Wear Islamic Headscarf On Saudi Arabia Visit

US First Lady Melania Trump talks with students during a visit with Jordan's Queen Rania to the Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, DC, April 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)US First Lady Melania Trump talks with students during a visit with Jordan's Queen Rania to the Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, DC, April 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

As First Lady Melania Trump descended from Air Force One in Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning, she was notably not wearing a headscarf.

The Muslim nation requires women to dress very conservatively in a black robe that covers the entire body when in public. Many Saudi women also cover their hair and face with a niqab.

Previous first ladies have also gone to the Islamic kingdom without covering their hair, such as Laura Bush and Michelle Obama.

Some liberals on Twitter pointed to President Trump’s 2015 tweet where he criticized Michelle Obama for the same thing. At the time, Trump tweeted:

Predictable snarkiness followed:

Some Twitter users were mad that the lack of a headscarf was being praised at all, but it is technically not required for foreigners to cover hair.

 

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