Melania Trump Steps Off Air Force One in Saudi Arabia. What She Isn't Wearing Has People Applauding...

| MAY 20, 2017 | 2:40 PM

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Early Saturday morning, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia for the Riyadh Summit.

Saudi Arabia is one of the strictest Islamic countries on earth. As a matter of law, a woman's face or head must be covered in public.

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But when Melania stepped off the plane, she wasn't following Saudi Arabia's laws.

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Regardless, the first lady received a warm welcome along with the commander in chief:

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But she did end up walking behind President Trump after their arrival, and followed the rule of being escorted by a male guardian:

Still, the first lady walked into the palace without the hijab, too:

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Melania tweeted:

People applauded the first lady for not wearing the hijab:

This isn't the first time a first lady chose to forgo the hijab, either. Both Laura Bush and Michelle Obama refused to wear one when they came to Saudi Arabia, as well.

In 2015, Michelle Obama was criticized by President Trump for not wearing a hijab.

However, Bush did end up trying one on in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:

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In addition, while Michelle didn't wear the hijab in Saudi Arabia, she did wear a head scarf in Indonesia while touring the Istiqlal Mosque, the largest mosque in Southeast Asia.

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Fox News pointed out that Melania did adhere to another dress code, though:

The first lady wore long sleeves and pants to conform to the strict dress code that Saudi Arabia enforces for its female citizens but did not cover her head as her below-the-shoulder brown hair blew freely in the breeze at King Khalid International Airport in the capital city of Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human rights records. In the 21st century, it still beheads people and is the only country in the world that doesn't allow women to drive.

President Trump and the first lady are in Saudi Arabia for a major summit. During that summit, Trump is going to give a speech about fighting radical Islam.