First lady visits Egypt on last stop in visit to Africa

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The First Lady left Washington Tuesday to make stops in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt in a week-long journey focusing on children.

The U.S. first lady hopscotched across Africa without President Donald Trump, commanding a spotlight that was hers alone.

"She is a very strong emissary for cleaning up that Trump mess".

She appears to be relishing her time in Africa. "Do U?" printed on the back during a June trip to the U.S. -Mexico border?

The White House is yet to comment on the helmet controversy.

Her outfit looked familiar to some citizens of the Twitterverse.

The helmets were worn by European explorers in Africa in the 19th century before it became "a symbol of status - and oppression".

"The mission of BE BEST is to focus on some of the major issues facing children today, with the goal of encouraging children to BE BEST in their individual paths, while also teaching them the importance of social, emotional, and physical health". And she says she doesn't always agree with what he tweets. "It's a vibrant place where there's all sorts of innovation and creative problem-solving".

Afterwards she donned a white hat and took a short safari in Nairobi National Park, passing by zebras, giraffes and other animals. (In March, NPR's Colin Dwyer reported that the Trump administration lifted a ban on elephant trophy imports).

On Friday, she visited the Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, where she was spotted wearing a white blouse, brown riding trousers, boots and the white pith helmet - which is associated with colonial rule across Africa, The Guardian reported.

This was Melania's first solo trip to Africa. "Why didn't she go to a tech hub?"

She demonstrated her independence from her husband in ways large and small - like talking up USA foreign aid that he's tried to slash and ignoring the Fox-only edict that the president imposes on TV screens when he's aboard Air Force One.

She said her biggest achievement of the trip was "meeting people" and finding out about the "successful programmes that USAID is providing to the countries" that was "helping them on the journey to self reliance". According to the Associated Press, she said the visit was "a solemn reminder of a time in our history that should never be forgotten". "And that's what I want to share, that we care". "Sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn't, but I have my own voice and my own opinions and it's very important that I express what I feel", she said, adding that it is her husband, not her, in elective office.

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