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Melania Trump Banned From Toby Keith Concert in Saudi Arabia

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As Donald Trump and the First Lady get ready to visit Saudi Arabia, where the president is expected to announce an arms deal valued at $100 million or more, the nation has planned “male only” entertainment that Melania will not be allowed to attend — including a Toby Keith concert.

Toby Keith, who played during the celebration prior to Trump’s inauguration in DC, will be performing in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The concert will be free and open to the public — as long as you have a penis. No women will be allowed to attend the event. Popular Saudi lute player Rabeh Sager will also perform.

Many of Keith’s songs, such as  “Whiskey Girl,” “Beer For My Horses” and “I Love This Bar,” are inspired by alcohol — which is also banned in the Muslim nation. It is unclear if he will still perform the classic hits.

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While she won’t be allowed to enjoy some country music, Melania Trump will at least not be required to don the strict Muslim attire — including head coverings — that is typically expected of visitors.

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As we previously reported, German Chancellor Angela Merkel did not wear a veil on her recent visit to Riyadh, but her hair was censored on the nation’s news.

Ironically, Saudi Arabia is the newest addition to the United Nation’s Women’s Rights Commission.

Saudi Arabia’s addition to the commission, which is “exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women,” has been mocked globally. Even the far-left Washington Post referred to it as a “bit of a slap in the face for women’s rights.”

During the two day trip, Trump “will meet and have lunch with leaders of more than 50 Muslim countries, where he will deliver an inspiring yet direct speech on the need to confront radical ideology and his hopes for a peaceful vision of Islam to dominate across the world,” US national security advisor H R McMaster told reporters earlier this week. He added that the trip is “intended to demonstrate America’s commitment to our Muslim partners.”

On Saturday evening, the first lady will join the president for dinner with members of the Saudi royal family.

Saudi Arabia has long been considered one of the worst nations for women’s rights — and is continuing to decline. In 2016, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report ranked Saudi Arabia 141 out of 144 countries for gender equality. In the previous year’s findings they were ranked at 134.

Under the nation’s sharia law, men are permitted to marry as many as four women at a time, and the figure includes marrying children, as there is no minimum age for marriage. Impoverished parents still marry off daughters for money.

Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to drive and must have a male guardian give them permission before they can conduct any business or receive certain medical treatments.

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President Trump’s Approval Rating Soars as the Public Increasingly Supports His Coronavirus Response

The public supports Trump’s crisis response.

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A Gallup poll has shown that President Trump’s approval rating has jumped to 49 percent as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

His approval rating has jumped five points in the past month. This matches his all-time high, which was previously achieved in late January and early February. Ninety-two percent of Republicans support the President, while 43 percent of independents and 13 percent of Democrats approve of Trump.

Americans also approve of the way President Trump has handled the coronavirus pandemic. Sixty percent of Americans support Trump’s disaster response while 38 percent of Americans disapprove. Ninety-four percent of Republicans support his response, while 60 percent of independents and 27 percent of Democrats support how Trump has handled coronavirus.

“The Trump administration has received some criticism for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic — including that the president downplayed the threat, at least up until his nationally televised address on March 11,” Gallup noted in their report.

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“On March 16, Trump acknowledged the seriousness of the situation by urging people to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and to have workers and students stay home if possible. The administration has had daily press conferences since then to update the nation on what the federal government is doing to address the situation,” they added.

It is not uncommon for an incumbent president to gain in popularity during a crisis, as every commander-in-chief in office during a serious threat has gained support from the public as a result.

“Historically, presidential job approval has increased when the nation is under threat. Every president from Franklin Roosevelt through George W. Bush saw their approval rating surge at least 10 points after a significant national event of this kind. Bush’s 35-point increase after 9/11 is the most notable rally effect on record,” Gallup noted.

Although he is peaking right now, President Trump has consistently shown strength in various polls for many months as the public realizes the fake news is lying about his administration:

New polling from Quinnipiac released Thursday shows President Donald Trump handily defeating every major Democratic presidential candidate in hypothetical general election matchups…

Well-known Democrats Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are the most competitive candidates against Trump in the Wisconsin general election, and even they lose by a considerable seven points to the incumbent Republican president.

Even Pete Buttigieg, an Indiana mayor who claims to have a credible path to victory in midwestern states the President grabbed from the Democratic Party in 2016, appears nowhere near seriously competing in the state.

The polling suggests Democrats will have a serious uphill battle in order to contend for the electoral votes of midwestern states such as Wisconsin, in 2020 or other future Presidential elections.

President Trump’s polling in statewide and national surveys has consistently improved as the Democratic Primary erupts in contention, suggesting that the divisions within the Democratic Party may bode well for his re-election.

The state was formerly assumed to be a safe blue state, before Trump won its electoral votes in a shocking upset in 2016. Pennsylvania and Michigan also went Republican for the first time in decades in Trump’s victory, and will prove essential to the election in 2020. Polling of the latter two states shows closer general election contests than in Wisconsin.

President Trump is showing his leadership bona fides during the crisis, and the public is thrilled with the way he is handling the coronavirus pandemic.

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