Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Melania Trump Faces Scrutiny for Hat Choice While Visiting Kenya

Melania Trump Faces Scrutiny for Hat Choice While Visiting Kenya

The first lady received warm welcomes everywhere she went - though there were some reminders of her husband's strained relations with the continent, which he has yet to visit as president.

First lady Melania Trump has been criticized for wearing a white pith helmet while on a safari in Kenya on Friday.

US First Lady Melania Trump shakes hands with First Lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta as she boards her military airplane prior to departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, October 6, 2018, as she heads to Cairo, the final stop on her week-long trip through four countries in Africa.

After visiting a national park, where she was nudged by an orphaned baby elephant, the first lady visited the Nest, a children's home about 20 miles outside the Kenyan capital.

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Hours before Washington woke up, critics were pointing out how Trump - who is here representing a husband widely reported to have disparaged African nations in vulgar terms - had fumbled this segment of her visit.

USA first lady Melania Trump stands in front of the Sphinx as she visits the Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, October 6, 2018. The first lady was quickly encircled by the gleeful children and she smiled and danced some more. "That's very important. what I'm doing with my initiatives".

During a short Q&A near the Great Sphinx, she said she's glad that both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accused him of sexual assault during their high school years, were heard.

"I am honoured to meet the honourable lady, the wife of the American president, in Cairo tomorrow, and to wish her a successful and happy stay in her second country, Egypt", she wrote in Arabic.

The first lady described her tour, which took her to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, as "amazing" and said she hoped people would talk more about her visit and less about her fashion choices.

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