Melania Trump wraps up solo Africa trip in Egypt

Elias Hubbard
October 6, 2018

After donning a white pith helmet, Mrs. Trump later climbed into an open-air vehicle for the 90-minute safari, taking photos on an iPhone and peering through binoculars for a closer look at zebras, giraffes, impalas, sleeping rhinos and hippos bobbing in water. The latest one might not be over a stiletto or an "audacious" jacket, but her picking a white pith helmet during a safari in Kenya on Friday (October 6) was found to be offensive by some Africans, especially those who study the history of the continent.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is the patron of the transformative Beyond Zero initiative while US First Lady Melania Trump is the founder and promoter of the "Be Best" initiative created to improve the welfare of children.

With #FLOTUSinAfricaBingo many are documenting her "tone-deaf fashion" and stereotypes choices.

Melania Trump was also asked about any role she has advising her husband and the contrast between her words and actions and those of the president.

She also said she is glad accuser Christine Blasey Ford was heard.

The first Lady snaps a selfie while being guided around the park.

As well as the national park, she visited an orphanage and watched a children's performance at the city's national theatre.

She visited mothers and their newborns in Ghana and a primary school in Malawi. Things done by most tourists and dignitaries visiting the national parks. The people love her, and she loves them! "It's a lovely thing to see", he tweeted. " at the back during a visit to immigrant children who had been separated from their families and detained following an order by the US President Donald Trump".

Her office has described the trip as a "showcase" for the work of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), even at a time when her husband's government is looking to slash US aid across the world.

The president tweeted about his wife's visit this week saying she was doing a great job.

Mrs Trump left Kenya early Saturday morning and was seen off by Mrs Kenyatta at the JKIA.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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