Toby Keith performed a concert for the purposes of an gathering of men in Saudi Arabia during President Donald Trump‘s diplomatic visit on Saturday.
Keith, scribe of a ballad parenthetically entitled” The Furious American ,” performed the free present alongside Saudi singer Rabeh Saqer in the nation’s capital, Riyadh, on a stagecoach ordered with scarlet, white and blue-blooded ignites and American pennants.
Some in attendance captured photographs and video of the “historic” affair to share on social media.
Keith played some of his own substance, includes the ballad” Should’ve Been A Cowboy ,” in addition to some instrumental music with Saqer.
One Twitter user noted that” no one seemed to know who Keith was” — the crowd” ran seeds” for Saqer — but overall the show was ” merriment .”
New York Times reporter Ben Hubbard tweeted a photo of the crowd of men, some of whom snarled representations or filmed the present on their phones.
An Associated Press reporter territory on Twitter that Trump caught part of the present — as he and first lady Melania Trump did a” sluggish go” past a live brook in a golf cart.( The White House travel pool too caught the implementation of its, reporter Julie Pace noted .)
In Riyadh, Trump’s visit was promoted with posters sporting his cheek next to that of King Salman on highways lined with Saudi and American pennants.
Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia is his first overseas errand since taking office. He is scheduled to meet with the heads of state of Muslim countries to discuss ties-in. So far, “hes having” reportedly kept to his talking extents and debated employment creation between Saudis and the U.S.
The president is also set to visit Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy.
Some on Twitter had previously mentioned that Keith, scribe of psalms” I Like This Bar” and” Drunk Americans ,” was an unpredictable pick to perform in the most republican Saudi Arabia, which forestalls booze and thwarts unrelated men and women from combining in public. The country vocalist is known for putting strongly pro-American themes in his music.
Citing his “duty” to accomplish for his country, Keith sang at Trump’s inaugural ritual in January. Eventually, he told CNN that he” hate[ s] politics” and” we’ve never had a leader in this country that I agreed with across the board on everything they do .”
” It seems like we get divided more and more all the time ,” he told the outlet.
Catch a bit more of his Middle East achievement below.