President Donald Trump Saturday received the nation’s highest civilian honor from Saudi King Salman.
The king placed the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud around Trump’s neck at a ceremony at the Royal Court in Riyadh.
The host of the event declared that Trump was being honored for "his quest to enhance security and stability in the region and around the world." The honor has also been bestowed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.
It’s his first stop on a busy, nine-day trip.
Melania Trump drew some attention on social media for not wearing a head scarf upon arrival... something her husband criticized Michelle Obama for in 2015.
Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted.We have enuf enemies— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2015
Trump in 2015 tweeted that people "were insulted" by Michelle, but now...
--The Associated Press contributed to this report.