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Trump in Saudi Arabia as First lady Melania Trump forgoes head scarf

First lady Melania Trump stepped off Air Force One at King Khalid International Airport Saturday morning without a head scarf -- following the actions of her predecessor, Michelle Obama.

Women in Saudi Arabia, including visitors and foreign dignitaries, are expected to be fully covered in public, as it is the religious and legal code.

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud welcomed Trump during a reception ceremony this morning

Trump's daughter and Senior adviser Ivanka Trump , traveling as part of the presidential entourage, was also seen not wearing a scarf.

When the Obamas visited in January 2015, her disregarding of the custom was seen by some as a sign of disrespect to her hosts.

The White House at the time said she intended to make a statement in a country where women have few rights.

One of those that criticised Michelle Obama was Donald Trump.

During President Obamas' visit, Trump tweeted, "Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs.

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