Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Melania in Egypt to visit Pyramids on final leg of Africa tour

Article Image Melania Trump criticised for wearing 'colonialist' pith helmet on Kenyan safari
Andrew Cummings | 07 October, 2018, 01:12

Melania Trump declared her support for Brett Kavanaugh as she toured Egypt on Saturday, hours before the judge was confirmed to the U.S. supreme court by the Senate and during the first lady's final stop on her solo tour of Africa.

President Trump earlier tweeted: "Our country's great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa".

As for whether she's ever told him to put his phone down, she said, "yes", with a laugh.

"I will move on that and I think that 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 said. "But I have my own voice and my opinions and it's very important for me that I express what I feel".

The first lady described her tour, which took her to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, as "amazing" and said she hoped people would talk more about her visit and less about her fashion choices.

Melania Trump meets with Egyptian President Aabdah Fatal Al-Sisi and the first lady, during her final stop in her visit to Africa.

She then made a brief stop in Malawi where she toured a primary school.

Over in Kenya, she visited an elephant orphanage where she fed baby elephants and was given a gift of one them.

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

Asked about her husband's previous derogatory comments about African nations, Mrs. Trump said she didn't hear the president make the remarks and that none of her hosts during the trip brought up the topic. She also had on a tan fedora and black tie.

Melania is set to head back to the U.S. Saturday after visiting four countries on the continent in five days.

At the meeting which lasted for almost an hour, Sisi sat in the middle, with Trump on one side and his wife on the other.

Mrs Trump's visit to Africa is focussed on child welfare and education.

"It's likely that including Egypt on the agenda is meant to serve as an expression of Donald Trump's friendship with President Sisi", said Timothy Kaldas of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. "That we care and we want to show the world we care".

Melania arrived in Africa on her first solo trip on October 1 with the aim of partnering USAID to advance the activities of her "Be Best" campaign aimed at children and women empowerment efforts.

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