KENYA: Melania Trump Laments Elephant Poaching


"I don't always agree [with] what he tweets, and I tell him that", the first lady said as she stood near the Great Pyramid of Giza.

However, her choice of headgear has been questioned.

First lady Melania Trump weighed in publicly for the first time on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh since sexual assault allegations were made against him, saying he is "highly qualified".

Trump flew to Cairo from Nairobi earlier on Saturday on the last stage of her visit to Africa, a continent her husband once referred to derisively. "This is a first lady who's very, very careful about what she wears and what messages she does send, from her clothes to her facial expressions to. how she looks and acts", Bennett told NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.

Melania began her first solo African tour in Ghana and arrived in Malawi shortly after 2pm. "Do U?" jacket on the way to visit detained migrant children in Texas, as well as wearing heels to meet hurricane victims.

During her whistlestop five-hour stay, the US First Lady was scheduled to visit the Pyramids of Giza and the new National Museum under construction next door.

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Ms Trump's focus on wildlife stands in contrast to efforts by her husband to lift a ban on some elephant trophy imports, which created a public outcry a year ago.

"We are having funding, so we are helping the countries, and we are working hard for helping them, and we will continue to help", she said. But for many observers it will be remembered for her choice of headgear.

US first lady Melania Trump stands in front of the Sphinx as she visits the Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, October 6, 2018.

The US First Lady landed in Kenya on Thursday night and was received by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi County.

In Lilongwe, Malawi, her motorcade passed a sign that read "Welcome to Malawi". She came here without Donald Trump and has managed to avoid some of the more uncomfortable situations that previous visitors have faced: President George W Bush encountered elephants mating when he embarked on a safari in Botswana.