Melania Trump promotes USA agency, Trump wants to cut funding

Carla Harmon
October 5, 2018

Melania is now undertaking a four-nation tour of Africa, which started in Ghana where she visited landmarks including Cape Coast Castle, a landmark to the historical slave trade.

"I am so proud of the work this administration is doing through United States Agency for International Development (Usaid) and others, and look forward to the opportunity to take the message of my "Be Best" campaign to numerous countries and children throughout Africa", she said early this month.

"Thank you for having me here and thank you for a attractive warm welcome", Trump told her hosts, adding that she wanted to be in Malawi to see the success of American programs here.

"I think she's kind and nice".

She visited the school to highlight the benefits of a USAID scheme to support African education, which has seen the United States distribute 9.6million books to schools across Malawi.

The US first lady landed in the capital of Lilongwe (lih-LON'-gweh) on Thursday morning after a six-hour flight from Ghana.

The U.S. first lady was joyously welcomed at the airport, with singing and dancing by a troupe of women and scores of schoolchildren waving African and Malawian flags.

Mrs Trump opened her first extended solo global trip on Tuesday in Ghana.

On her first day in Ghana, Trump visited a baby clinic and toured Greater Accra Regional Hospital and a new facility where she passed out teddy bears and spent time with the children.

The first lady later left Malawi for Kenya. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will also be in attendance.

And two other white people had a "welcome to Malawi # notashithole!" sign.

At a primary school in Lilongwe, Mrs Trump is expected to tour classrooms, observe an English lesson, meet teachers and donate textbooks and soccer balls.

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