Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

First lady talks Trump, Twitter as she tours the pyramids

First lady talks Trump, Twitter as she tours the pyramids

Mrs. Trump is on her first visit to Africa and her first extended solo worldwide trip as first lady.

Speaking in Cairo at the end of an African tour that included a stop in Egypt, Melania Trump also said that alleged negative comments attributed to her husband President Donald Trump about African nations did not come up during her trip.

US First Lady Melania Trump walks with her Egyptian counterpart Intissar Amer al-Sisi after arriving at Cairo International Airport.

"I have my own voice and my opinions and it's very important for me that I express what I feel", she added.

The four-country trip was a coming out of sorts for the US first lady on the world stage. "I'm glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard", according to the Mirror.

Kavanaugh has denied the charge and on Saturday was confirmed to a lifetime appointment on America's highest court.

However, she declined to say if she believed the accusations.

"She's still largely a mystery to the American people because she maintains her largely low profile", said Katherine Jellison, who studies first ladies at Ohio University. "I am against any kind of abuse or violence". His confirmation would give the USA president a clear win in his drive to cement conservative dominance of the high court.

Mrs. Trump arrived at The Nest orphanage on Friday after helping feed baby elephants, still clad in the riding trousers and tall brown boots she had worn on a safari.

It comes after the U.S. president allegedly called some African countries "shitholes" during a White House meeting on immigration in January.

She toured indoor and outdoor classrooms, observed lessons and watched some students play soccer with balls she donated. That being said, it seems like she is sick and exhausted of people worrying about her wardrobe.

Mrs Trump responded to a question about her role and whether the places she visits could be seen as "poking" at her husband by saying: "I don't always agree what he tweets". "I want to talk about my trip and not what I wear".

She was asked about her decision the day before to wear a safari hat that some people have criticised for its "colonial" associations, but refused to be drawn.

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. No statements were made to the press.

While Melania is usually by her husband's side on political visits, she bowed out of a few trips this year. "I'm not elected. He's the president".

In Malawi, Melania visited the Chipala Primary School where she donated textbooks, balls and supplies to the pupils and teachers.

At least 10 United States citizens held a peaceful protest along the road used by Mrs Trump's motorcade to enter Lilongwe from the Kamuzu International Airport.

Melania Trump may prefer that people focus on her work rather than her wardrobe, but that's tough in the age of Twitter.

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