US First Lady leaves Kenya for last stop in solo Africa tour

Tabitha Dunn
October 6, 2018

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

Kim Yi Dionne, a political-science professor at the University of California, Riverside, told the New York Times, "When people think of Africa, they have these standard narratives".

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.

Mrs Trump's visit to Kenya was the third stop on her Africa tour, which began on Tuesday in Ghana.

Apart from the interruption at JKIA, heavy traffic is expected along major roads as the US First Lady will be making her way to Nairobi.

'I don't always agree what he tweets, ' she said in a rare, unscripted interaction with reporters.

Her visit will wrap up what has been considered a successful trip, where she has been promoting her Be Best program, focusing on things like cyberbullying and wellbeing.

Melania also offered some supportive words for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Mrs. Trump seemed reticent at first but she eventually stepped down from the platform she was standing on to take a large milk bottle with a big red nipple and feed some of the orphaned elephants being raised at the park a few miles outside of downtown Nairobi. "I'm against any kind of abuse". "I'm glad that Dr. Ford was heard; I'm glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard".

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But Trump declined to directly respond to a question about if she believed Ford, only saying, "I will move on that".

Trump's outfits have also struck a chord with voters, who have mostly praised her colorful choices.

The former model stepped off the plane at Cairo global airport wearing high-waisted white trousers, a pleated white shirt and a dark tie with a beige jacket slung over her shoulders.

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.

At the meeting which lasted for almost one hour, Sisi sat in the middle, with Trump on one side and his wife on the other. "Do U?" jacket on the way to visit detained migrant children in Texas, as well as wearing heels to meet hurricane victims. No statements were made to the press.

Trump has focused on her signature issue of campaigning for children with stops at a hospital, primary school and an orphanage.

She is due in Egypt today.

Speaking near the Sphinx, Trump said that the message of her trip has been to show "that we care".

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