Melania Trump has arrived with her husband, the president of the United States, in Saudi Arabia.
She and her husband, Donald Trump, strode down the stairway from Air Force One and greeted the Saudi king.
Oh, but wait! Her head was uncovered. She wasn’t wearing a scarf, per Muslim custom. Where’s the outrage? The recrimination? The howls of disrespect?
There wasn’t any. Nor should there be.
Hey, let’s hold on! Michelle Obama did the same thing when she and her husband, also the president of the United States, went to the Middle East a couple of years ago. Her head was uncovered, too. Oh, but the conservative media went semi-nuts.
So did at least one notable Republican politician. His name? Donald John Trump! That, truth be told, is what makes this an issue worthy of a brief blog post.
Being of a more tolerant strain as it regards religion, I am not bothered in the least that non-Muslim female dignitaries don’t cover their heads when they travel to Muslim-majority nations. They aren’t “dishonoring” their hosts.
Let’s stay focused on the aim of these visits, which has nothing to do with making fashion statements.