Melania Trump Told Reporters She 'Doesn't Always Agree' With Her Husband

09 October, 2018, 16:19 | Author: Trevor Moore
  • First Lady Melania Trump criticised for 'colonial' hat choice in Kenya

The helmet she wore on safari in Kenya also drew criticism for being tone-deaf.

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

Trump, speaking to reporters in front of the Sphinx on Saturday, described her trip to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt as part of her signature "Be Best" initiative as "amazing". Speaking to the New York Times previous year, he explained why he took the job. "The regime she's representing in Kenya is a white supremacist one whose policies & ideological grounding are a continuation of earlier forms of imperialism, represented by the pith helmet". "And I tell him that".

It's interesting that she feels like that considering she wore a jacket reading 'I don't really care, do you?' while visiting immigrant children separated from their parents and detained in cages.

The controversial wardrobe choice was interpreted to mean that the First Lady was out of touch with African history.

As reviews of her trip to the African continent continue to be written, Trump shared his own where he said the "people of Africa loved and respected her everywhere she went".

Another key objective of her tour is to promote "education, healthcare, some conservation, and tourism", her spokeswoman said earlier.

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Back home, Washington was in turmoil, but the first lady had something on her mind.

She will have a couple of weeks to return to her normal duties, after her tour of Africa.

Security was tight with police deployed along the route and on rooftops as her convoy drove from the airport to the presidential palace. She was given one of them to adopt.

Seay insists that the valuable focus of a first lady could have been better applied in contexts that felt more representative of the triumphs and challenges of today's Africa. And to Lilongwe in Malawi, where she visited a primary school on Thursday, Ms Trump has been welcomed by slogans anti-Trump.

Her trip has included promoting the work of the US Agency for International Development, a department which has seen its funding cut twice by Donald Trump.

That she threw on the helmet in Kenya, the birthplace of former President Barack Obama's father - in the past, Melania has helped advance the racist lie that Obama was not an American citizen - added more fuel to the fire.

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