WATCH: When Trump isn't signing an arms deal in Saudi Arabia, he's dancing with swords

The US president showed off his dance moves in a unique reception ceremony held in his honor in Saudi Arabia, where Trump is currently staying on an official visit.

May 21, 2017 00:40
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Trump, Tillerson, Ross dance with swords in Saudi Arabia (credit: REUTERS)

Trump, Tillerson, Ross dance with swords in Saudi Arabia (credit: REUTERS)


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US President Donald Trump was documented demonstrating his dance moves while holding swords alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in two separate videos that surfaced Saturday on Twitter.

The US President participated in the dance as part of a welcome ceremony by Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who reportedly received Trump warmly as the president arrived in Saudi Arabia for the first leg of his nine-day journey aboard.

In both videos Trump and his senior aides appear to be dancing in line with Saudi dignitaries with swords in hand as part of an official, if awkward-looking, welcome reception held for the president at the Al Murabba Palace in Riyadh.

Twitter users did not spare the president snide remarks about his dancing skills as the first video, released by Fox News, circulated on social media to the amusement of many.

Earlier in the day Trump met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and signed an arms deal between the two countries valued at $110 billion. The US president hailed the deal in his first public comments after the meeting with King Salman. "That was a tremendous day. Tremendous investments in the United States. Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United States and jobs, jobs, jobs."

Trump embarked on his first foreign trip as president on Friday and is expected to follow up his stay in Saudi Arabia with visits to the Vatican, Sicily, Belgium and Israel, where he is slated to land on Monday. 

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