Melania Trump Takes Her First Africa Solo Trip in Ghana


Melania Trump bottle-fed baby orphaned elephants at a sanctuary in Kenya during the penultimate stop on her week-long tour to Africa.

She'll also go on a quick safari.

President Donald Trump tweeted about Melania's big trip on Thursday, stating, "Our country's great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa". Speaking of, the wife of Donald Trump was almost knocked over by an excited elephant during her visit to the animal sanctuary.

She also stopped at a site where 105 tons of ivory was burned as part of an effort to discourage the trade.

Mrs. Trump also planned to meet with Kenyan first lady Margaret Kenyatta before taking in a children's performance at Nairobi National Theater later Friday.

Mrs Kenyatta runs the Beyond Zero campaign, a health initiative for expectant women while Mrs Trump launched Be Best initiative to improve the welfare of children.

Asked about reports earlier this year that her husband President Donald Trump referred to African nations and Haiti as "shithole countries", the First Lady said "nobody discussed that with me and I never heard him saying those comments".

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"Thank you for having me here, and thank you for a attractive warm welcome", Melania Trump said in Malawi, where she delivered 1.4 million books to schoolchildren.

On her second day in Ghana, the first lady toured Cape Coast Castle, a former slave fort.

Melania Trump was almost 47 on inauguration day.

The New York Times noted Mrs Trump spent much of her time expressing her appreciation to her hosts, repeatedly thanking them for welcoming her.

The First Lady traveled to the Chipala Primary School, and was greeted by the Minister of Education, Science, and Technology, Bright Msaka and the Head Teacher, Maureen Masi.

Melania Trump, the First Lady of the United States has this evening jetted into the country aboard Air force plane.

The famously private first lady is displaying a buoyant mood, which has been noticed around the world.

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