FLOTUS in Africa: The story behind Melania Trumps’s sound fashion

Cheryl Sanders
October 4, 2018

The first lady will promote the "Be Best" initiative which covers issues of children's well-being during her tour.

The first lady's visit to Africa could be made hard because of the past actions and words of her husband.

She was met by her Ghanaian counterpart Rebecca Akufo-Addo and a group of local schoolchildren in yellow and brown uniforms waving the USA stars and stripes and the Ghanaian flag.

By focusing primarily on childhood health and education, Mrs Trump's five-day swing through four African states, her first significant solo trip overseas as First Lady, is meant to cast American diplomacy in a gentler light. "I don't think I have ever heard her name, Melania". She will tour the country before leaving for Malawa, Kenya and Egypt. The first lady, however, was not wearing a just-off-the-runway look from Celine's new creative director Hedi Slimane, according to her stylist Hervé Pierre. Trump spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told CNN the trip will focus on diplomacy and humanitarian causes. She later joined Akufo-Addo for tea.

Trump's trip did not generate the same fanfare. "Africa is so handsome, the most attractive part of the world, in many ways", he added.

Wright, who stars in the hit show Westworld took to social media to criticize Mrs. Trump, re-posting a video of the First Lady holding a baby in Ghana and calling it "garbage".

"Africa is so handsome, the most lovely part of the world, in many ways", he said days before his wife arrived, nine months after he said Nigerians were living in huts and African nations, Haiti and El Salvador were "shithole" countries.

During that visit, Barack Obama gave a speech to parliament saying "Africa doesn't need strongmen, it needs strong institutions".

The first lady saw how babies are weighed - they're placed in sacks that are then hung from a hook attached to a scale.

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