February 19, 2019

Melania Trump loop his african tour in Egypt

09 October 2018, 04:16 | Devin Moran

First lady Melania Trump looks out over Nairobi National Park in Nairobi

First lady Melania Trump looks out over Nairobi National Park in Nairobi Kenya

The First Lady has been criticised for choosing to wear a pith hat while on safari in Kenya, after its connections to colonialism.

During her whistlestop five-hour stay in Cairo, she was also scheduled to visit the new National Museum under construction next door to the Pyramids.

In response to comments surrounding the hat's negative connotations, Melania lashed out at the press tracking her African tour, speaking out in defence of her choices.

The First Lady was photographed wearing a white pith helmet while on a safari in Nairobi National Park in Kenya.

The first lady visited Ghana, Malawi and Kenya before landing in Egypt, where she will wrap up her trip. Speaking to the New York Times a year ago, he explained why he took the job.

"Where in the world is Melania San Diego?" one Twitter user joked.

Laura Seay, an assistant professor at Colby College who studies African politics, conflict and development, told NPR that even before the (gasp!) pith helmet, Trump was "fulfilling a lot of stereotypes" on her trip.

While Trump is known for vicious tweets targeted at those who wrong him, Melania has put time and energy into developing a program that hopes to stop cyber bullying, according to Daily Mail.

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

Asked about her wardrobe choices, the first lady lamented the fact that her clothes drew more attention than her work on children's issues.

Of course, what the first lady wears is not her entire job.

During an official visit to Egypt, US first lady Melania Trump described the Pyramids of Giza as a "historical treasure", highlighting the importance of preserving historical sites, a statement by the White House said. "It's a reflection of her outdated understanding of Africa".

She wore slacks and a tie as she stepped off the plane in Cairo, where she proceeded to the presidential palace, an ornate cream stone building with arabesque designs.

In Lilongwe, Malawi, her motorcade passed a sign that read "Welcome to Malawi".

The first lady was wearing cream wide-legged slacks, a white shirt, with a black necktie, with a Ralph Lauren jacket over her shoulders.

"You know what? We just completed an unbelievable trip".

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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