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Twitter Response to Ivanka Trump Skipping Headscarf in Saudi

Here’s Why Ivanka Trump’s Decision to Skip the Headscarf in Saudi Arabia Is Important

First Lady, Melania Trump, decided to forgo the headscarf while meeting the king of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh on Saturday. So did President Trump's beloved daughter, Ivanka Trump. If you're reading this wondering, "so, what's the big deal", let us tell you that their choice of dress is notable because Donald Trump criticized the then first lady, Michelle Obama, for making the same decision in 2015.

The two women definitely have the right to wear whatever they want, because unlike Iran, a Hijab is optional in Saudi Arabia. Both women did skip the headscarf but were conservatively dressed in long pants and dresses. Many notable female leaders have eschewed the cover-up in recent years, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and just recently, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

The decision had Twitter users mainly very supportive of both the women, however, some users did point out how hypocritical Trump was being—something which seems to come rather easy to the president.

When asked why the Trumps went without the scarves, the White House told CNN that they were not required to wear them.

Not that we are surprised, but what do you think of Trump's hypocrisy? Tell us all your thoughts below and see his upcoming schedule.

President Donald J. Trump's schedule for Sunday, May 21st (beginning 9AM LOCAL/2AM EDT): Bilateral meeting with the King...

Posted by Donald J. Trump on Saturday, May 20, 2017
Image Source: Official White House Photo Shealah Craighead
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