Toby Keith is set to go to the Middle East alongside President Donald Trump for his trip to Saudi Arabia.
The country singer will sing at a free concert, intended only for men, on Saturday in the capital city of Riyadh accompanied by Saudi singer Rabeh Saqer, as reported by The Associated Press.
Couple of Twitter users were confused by the choosing of a performer famous for songs like “I Love This Bar,” “Drunk Americans” and “I Like Girls That Drink Beer.” In Saudi Arabia, alcohol is strictly banned and unrelated men and women are divided in public, in order to correspond with the Islamic law.
A Trump speech on Islam followed by Rabeh Saqer and freaking Toby Keith. Let's pray they televise this entire disaster. pic.twitter.com/vzwirGuVqA
— Tobias Schneider (@tobiaschneider) May 18, 2017
Toby Keith is 100% going to bring up Saudi Arabia's involvement in 9/11, kicking off a massive international crisis
— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella) May 18, 2017
Toby Keith to perform in Saudi Arabia.
This is not The Onion.https://t.co/q3iQZ0z7QB
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) May 18, 2017
Keith sang at Trump’s inauguration this January and has stated that he is always happy to perform on such occasions, no matter the fact who occupies the White House.
“It’s more of a duty to me, and a true honor to perform for your country,” he said to CNN back in April. “Whether I agree or disagree — we’ve never had a leader in this country that I agreed with across the board on everything they do — because I hate politics. Everybody wants their side to get what they want. It seems like we get divided more and more all the time.”
Trump will land in Saudi Arabia on Friday, beginning his first trip overseas since entering into the White House, for the “Arab Islamic American Summit” with leaders from several Muslim countries to deliberate on relations of the post-Obama world.
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