Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Melania Trump Wears Colonial Hat During Her Tour in Kenya

Melania Trump Wears Colonial Hat During Her Tour in Kenya

On the final stop of her solo tour the First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) was quoted as saying, "I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear", but it's been her outfits that have been grabbing the headlines all week - and not for positive reasons.

"She works so hard and does it all out of love, " Trump added. That's very important what we do, what we're doing with U.S. aid, what I do with my initiatives.

Trump then made a brief stop at the heavily-fortified U.S. Embassy in downtown Cairo, driving through streets almost deserted due to a national holiday marking the 45th anniversary of Egypt's 1973 war with Israel.

When asked in Africa for her thoughts on the sexual assault case against Brett Kavanaugh, who her husband picked for the Supreme Court, she said little more than she is "against any kind of abuse or violence".

This trip marks Trump's first visit to Africa, as Time reports.

But Melania Trump doesn't want us to talk about that.

Of course, the press and social media can sometimes be ruthless when attacking her attires but it's part of being a public person - every celebrity out there goes through at least this!

Melania Trump waves as she boards her military airplane prior to departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, October 6, 2018.

After an outdoor book reading session, she was encircled by the same children she led up the driveway as they sang and danced some more.

Of course, what the first lady wears is not her entire job. It was at Greater Accra Regional Hospital that she plucked a chubby baby boy from the arms of the woman holding him.

First lady Melania Trump is tired of pundits who bury news of her initiatives with talk about clothes.

Melania Trump has said she often disagrees with what her husband tweets and she tells him so - but he doesn't listen. However, one of the elephants made a sudden move as Trump walked toward it, causing her to briefly lose her footing.

The first lady seemed more into the swing of things - literally - at events later that day with Kenyan children. She walked up a pathway holding hands with two children, then began to sashay to the beat as she approached the building. During her visit to Kenya, she was also shown a pile of ash of ivory that was seized and burnt in the country recently. She gave in to the infectious beat by sashaying as she approached a bank of news cameras, nearly as if she was recalling her past life as a fashion model.

The U.S. Agency for International Development has been working with the Egyptian government for the past several years on a project to lower groundwater levels to prevent additional damage to the landmarks.

She closed her tour in Egypt by touring the pyramids and the Great Sphinx to highlight USA -backed preservation efforts there. Trump has twice tried unsuccessfully to slash USAID's budget by a third. "And that was anonymous source and I would leave it at that", she said.

Now back in Washington, it is unconfirmed what is next on the First Lady's agenda.

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