Melania Trump gets 'take-home message' from protesting USA citizens in Malawi

UUS First Lady Melania Trump talks with Nelly Palmeris, Park Manager as they view an ivory burning site at the Nairobi National Park in Nairobi

UUS First Lady Melania Trump talks with Nelly Palmeris, Park Manager as they view an ivory burning site at the Nairobi National Park in Nairobi

Melania Trump's solo trip to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt captivated worldwide aid and global health advocates, who have otherwise watched in frustration as the Trump administration moved to defund and deprioritize longstanding American programs aimed at strengthening Africa and solidifying US interests across the developing world.

The white pith helmet she wore as she passed by zebras, giraffes and other animals in Nairobi National Park made headlines, as Africans accused her of being insensitive by wearing the hat that was often donned by colonisers of tge continent.

"I think all the victims, they need - we need to help all the victims, no matter what kind of abuse they had, but I am against any kind of abuse or violence", she added.

A big talking point on the trip was the outfits she chose to wear, opting for Daring colonial-inspired attire.

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

"I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear", she exasperatedly told reporters standing in front of the pyramids of Giza on Saturday.

"You know what, we just completed an unbelievable trip".

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The first lady also did a few things she's never done before, like wave to journalists as she boarded a US government aircraft for the grueling five-day tour across multiple time zones.

The First Lady's signature #BeBest campaign has been deemed confusing at best. Earlier in the day 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.

She was accompanied by Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani and Egyptian Minister of Tourism Rania al-Mashat.

At the time, the US President was being widely criticised for maintaining a policy that separated children from their parents after they were detained at the US border.

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. "We have to look for her nonverbal cues sometimes".

"She made something of an art out of pairing designers with countries during state dinners or trips", The New York Times wrote a year ago. But now, FLOTUS is making her opinions crystal clear in a rare unscripted interview with the press. President Donald Trump tweeted this earlier in the week.

The first lady's focus on elephant preservation also clashed with the administration's decision to allow Americans to resume importation of body parts of African elephants hunted for sport. "It's very emotional", Trump said after her visit.

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