Melania Trump responds to criticism about wearing a 'colonial' hat in Africa

09 October, 2018, 03:27 | Author: Donna Miller
  • Melania Trump was likened to a colonial administrator

Mrs Trump's trip, which also saw her visit Ghana and Malawi, was meant to fix some of the damage caused by her husband's alleged remarks about immigrants arriving in the USA from "shithole" countries. Sometimes he listens, sometimes he doesn't.

While Melania is usually by her husband's side on political visits, she bowed out of a few trips this year. "I'm glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard", Trump said, referring to psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her.

'I think he's highly qualified for the supreme court, ' she said while visiting the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx.

However, she declined to say if she believed the accusations.

Mrs Trump visited Kenya as part of her first solo trip.

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US First Lady's decision to wear a pith helmet on safari in Kenya has drawn criticism.

She said the trip was "incredible" and wishes people would "focus on what I do, not on what I wear".

The former model stepped off a plane at Cairo worldwide airport wearing high-waisted white trousers, a pleated white shirt and a black tie with a beige jacket hung over her shoulders.

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She also expressed her keenness to strengthen the bilateral relations between Cairo and Washington, said Egyptian presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi in a statement.

She and her local counterpart Margaret Kenyatta held talks on the welfare of mothers and children, and conservation, according to the Kenyan presidency.

"Melania Trump visits Egypt".

She will visit the Great Sphinx and the pyramids, and had planned to meet Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and his wife, first lady Entissar Mohameed Amer ahead of her day sightseeing.

Trump's predecessor Barack Obama criticised alleged human rights abuses in Egypt following the army's 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi but relations have since stabilised.

Bilateral relations have since stabilised.

Melania Trump concluded her trip to Africa on Saturday by voicing support for her husband's controversial Supreme Court pick and urging people to pay less attention to what she wears.

In Malawi she toured several outdoor classrooms at Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe, the capital, on the second stop on her four-nation tour of the continent.

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