Melania Trump Visits the Pyramids as She Wraps up Solo Africa Tour

Cheryl Sanders
October 7, 2018

While speaking to press in Egypt, Melania Trump said she wishes people would "focus on what I do, not what I wear".

"I give him my honest opinion and honest advice", she said. "Sometimes he listens sometimes he doesn't".

Asked whether she's ever told her husband to put his phone down, she smiled and said yes. "I'm glad that Dr. Ford was heard, I'm glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard, FBI investigation was done, is completed and the Senate voted".

Mrs. Trump said she never heard her husband "saying those comments" and "nobody discussed that with me". "I am against any kind of abuse or violence".

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

It was the second time in as many days that the first lady promoted policies out of step with her husband's. "I feel I've seen that look somewhere before", another tweeted.

Melania made a brief stop at the heavily fortified U.S. Embassy in downtown Cairo, driving through streets almost deserted because of a national holiday marking the 45th anniversary of Egypt's 1973 war with Israel. It was a reflection of her outdated understanding of Africa.

Many Twitter users see a resemblance between the First Lady and Michael Jackson in his "Smooth Criminal" music video.

"Today Melania Trump is modeling herself (in Egypt) as fictional Raiders of the Lost Ark character and fellow Nazi collaborator Rene Belloq", one user said. "Has she brought the money to help improve lives of those women and children?" he asked. Image copyright AFP Image caption She visited a former slave fort the next day and is pictured here in the "Door of No Return" - the last bit of African soil slaves touched before being sent to the Americas.

"The way she's dressed and the activities she's undertaken reflect an outdated view of the continent", Seay says.

She said: "We've just completed an incredible trip".

In her meeting with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Egyptian First Lady Entissar al-Sisi at Cairo-based Presidential Palace on Saturday, Melania expressed her keenness to strengthen the bilateral relations between Cairo and Washington, said Egyptian presidential spokesperson Bassam Radi in a statement.

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