May 21- President Donald Trump and other male White House officials participated in a traditional sword dance ceremony, known as the ardah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday outside the Murabba Palace.
Video of the dance from Host TV shows Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross dancing with swords perched on their shoulders along with Saudi men.
Trump, surrounded by Saudi officials, bops back and forth with a smile on his face, while White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn appear more reserved in their moves.
In the past, other world leaders have similarly participated in the ardah. Britain’s Prince Charles donned traditional robes and a sword as part of his tour of the Middle East in 2014, and former U.S. President George W. Bush in 2008 held a sword and linked arms with King Salman, who was prince at the time.