Melania Trump feeds baby elephants, dances with children on Africa trip

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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 first lady was similarly immersed in the moment earlier at Nairobi National Park, where she had gone early Friday to highlight elephant conservation.

On her view of her husband's sometimes sharp or derogatory comments, particularly on Twitter, she said, "I don't always agree what he tweets, and I give him my honest advice".

"It's very important what I do, what we are doing with USAID, what we are doing with my initiatives".

The First Lady described her tour as "amazing" and said she hoped people would talk more about her visit and less about her fashion choices.

"I'm glad that Dr Ford was heard".

Trump declined to say whether she believed Ford.

"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'm against any kind of abuse".

On Wednesday, arriving in Nairobi, Melania Trump wore a bright shirt dress with a parrot print. But now, FLOTUS is making her opinions crystal clear in a rare unscripted interview with the press.

Before her trip to Africa, she was criticised for wearing a jacket reading "I really don't care, do u?" as she headed to meet detained migrant children in Texas.

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Melania Trump concluded her trip to Africa on Saturday by voicing support for her husband's embattled Supreme Court nominee and urging people to pay less attention to what she wears.

President Trump has been quoted as saying immigrants from Africa came from "shithole countries".

"She thinks animals are precious and doesn't like big-game hunting", said Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's spokeswoman. He listened sometimes, and sometimes did not, she said.

This week, some eyebrows were raised when she wore a pith helmet - a symbol of British colonial rule across Africa - during a brief safari in Kenya.

She wore slacks and a tie as she stepped off the plane in Cairo, where she proceeded to the presidential palace, an ornate cream stone building with arabesque designs.

Trump's visit to Cairo included a planned visit with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and his wife, first lady Entissar Mohameed Amer, and the visit to the pyramids to highlight US -backed preservation efforts there.

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

Trump, in Africa to promote her children's welfare programme, began her trip in Ghana, where she visited mothers and their newborns, and toured a former slave trading fort.

"Thank you for what you do and taking care of them", Trump told the orphanage's staff after learning more about the facility and the circumstances that brought numerous young children and babies to it.

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