As part of his first foreign trip as commander in chief, Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump spent time in Saudi Arabia. After the couple tweeted out their excitement for the visit, both were hit with criticism on social media.

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During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump was able to find support among many Americans who were tired of the business as usual in Washington. Trump rode that momentum to the GOP nomination at the Republican National Convention last summer, and onto a general election upset victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

While Trump was able to weather the storm and pick up the win, it didn't come without controversy and daily backlash. One issue that many critics of the president had was over his rhetoric and policies towards Muslims and Islam. The former host of "The Apprentice" went as far as to propose a ban on Muslims coming into the United States, which he pushed in his now infamous travel ban executive order, though it was eventually blocked by a federal judge. Knowing the harsh tone the president has had in regards to Muslims and Islam, it came as a surprise when he, along with Melania Trump, tweeted out their joy for visiting Saudi Arabia on May 20.

Taking Twitter on Saturday was Donald Trump as he appeared thrilled with his visit.

"Great to be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Looking forward to the afternoon and evening ahead," Trump tweeted, while using the hashtag "#POTUSAbroad." Melania Trump then sent out her own tweet, writing, "Thank you for a beautiful welcome to #Riyadh! #SaudiArabia," while attaching a picture of herself in the process.

Twitter reacts

In response to the tweets sent out by the First Couple, social media users were quick to lash out with thoughts of their own. "Are you going to say anything about Saudi Arabia attacking us on 9/11?

No? Just there to look pretty? OK. Cool," one Twitter user wrote in response to Melania Trump.

"Don't fu*k it up, dude. Wait, what am I saying. This is an impossible request," writer Mike P Williams tweeted out to the president.

In a follow-up message, Williams added, "Have a great time at your men-only social events. You can probably quite openly talk about grabbing pussy & all your other uncouth thoughts."

"Please don't give ANY speeches about Islam!," writer Jules Suzdaltsev added, while also noting, "Also don't bring up 9/11, they still haven't admitted their role in it and it's kind of a touchy subject." "Did u know that ur husband claimed Michelle Obama's decision to not wear a headscarf was rude & insulting?

Yet u seem to have done same. Huh," another Twitter user pointed out. The backlash continued as it was made clear that many Americans were not going to hold back their criticism of the president and his wife.