Donald Trump’s old tweets keep coming back to haunt him. This time, they followed him to Saudi Arabia, during his first trip overseas as president of the United States.
In 2015, half a year before he announced he was running for president, Trump criticized then-first lady Michelle Obama for not wearing a headscarf over her hair during a trip to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis “were insulted,” Trump tweeted. “We have enuf [sic] enemies.”
But when Trump and his family visited the Islamic nation this weekend, people noticed that his wife, Melania, and his elder daughter, Ivanka, did the exact same thing.
Melania Trump wore loose-fitting conservative outfits to the Islamic nation, much like Obama did during her 2015 trip to Saudi Arabia. Trump was seen wearing a black Stella McCartney jumpsuit that covered most of her arms and legs, and she accentuated the outfit with a gold belt and chain-link necklace. Ivanka Trump wore a long-sleeved floral dress that ended above the ankles.
Once photos of the Trumps in Saudi Arabia surfaced online, people were quick to dig up the president’s old tweet and point out his hypocrisy.