Melania Trump in Egypt to tour pyramids, Sphinx

Oct 07, 2018, 00:47
Melania Trump in Egypt to tour pyramids, Sphinx

Quickly, people across the globe slammed her because the hat was similar to the one used by colonial masters in Kenya.

The low-key tour, during which she has made no comment to reporters, has contrasted with the political tumult back home where her husband was set to score a big political win on Saturday after days of acrimonious deadlock inside and outside the Senate over his Supreme Court pick.

Kavanaugh, who denies the allegation, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate as a Supreme Court justice this weekend.

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. The first lady was captured taking pictures of animals on her iPhone and peering through binoculars.

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In June 2018, the First Lady wore a jacket scribbled "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?".

USA first lady Melania Trump went on a short safari on Friday in Kenya, the third country on her almost week-long Africa tour.

Her visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, came on the fourth day of a week-long visit to Africa. "It's very emotional", Trump said after her visit. But for many observers it will be remembered for her choice of headgear.

First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Africa this week, and controversy followed her.

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She met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and his wife, Entissar Mohameed Amer, before heading to the nearby city of Giza to see the pyramids and Sphinx to highlight US-backed preservation efforts.

"We are having funding, so we are helping the countries, and we are working hard for helping them, and we will continue to help", she said. "Sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn't".

"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.

Kenya is the third stop on her Africa tour, which began Tuesday in Ghana and continued in Malawi on Thursday.

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