Ivanka Trump steals Saudi hearts and trends on Twitter

Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of US President Donald Trump File picture: Michael Sohn/AP

Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of US President Donald Trump File picture: Michael Sohn/AP

Published May 20, 2017


Riyadh - Saudis took to social media on Saturday to praise US

President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, with at least one

proposing marriage in a video posted on Twitter.

Wearing a long-sleeved, black-and-white dress with no head scarf,

Ivanka landed in the Saudi capital on Saturday morning as part of

Trump's visit to the oil-rich kingdom on the first leg of his

international tour to the Middle East and Europe.

The Arabic hashtag Bint Trump, which means Trump's Daughter, was

trending internationally on Twitter, with some men competing to

praise her beauty.

"We should enhance our relations with Trump and guarantee his

daughter many investments so she would intensify her visits to our

country," Twitter user Rakan al-Atibi wrote on Twitter.

Another user felt sorry that the fair-skinned Ivanka would have to

swelter under the blazing sun of Saudi Arabia. Temperatures in Riyadh

soared to more than 40 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

In a video posted on Twitter, a man wearing traditional Saudi clothes

introduces himself as Badr bin Fahd and proposes to Ivanka,

mispronouncing her name.

Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump walk on the tarmac after arriving aboard Air Force One at King Khalid Airport in Riyadh. Picture: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Addressing King Salman, Badr said: "I ask our king, Custodian of the

Two Holy Mosques, for the daughter of US President Trump, Evikana's

hand in marriage."

Another user tweeted: "First time I see a true woman," accompanied

with two hearts.

Not all men were drawn to the 35-year-old former fashion model, who

has a 5-year-old daughter.

"My eyes can only see girls of my country, especially southerners

with their beauty and modesty, no make up or [cosmetic] surgeries,"

Ali Al-Zahrani wrote on Twitter.

Some Saudi women hinted at feelings of jealousy over the Ivanka-craze

on Twitter, expressing interest in Ivanka's husband and other men

travelling with them.

"I can have a daughter who is more beautiful than Ivanka, if you

bring me someone like the guy wearing a red tie," wrote a woman,

under the name Nono, referring to Ivanka's husband Jared Kushner or

another man travelling with Trump's entourage.


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