Melania Goes Military with Gorgeous Outfit for 2nd Day of Africa Visit


First lady of the United States Melania Trump is wrapping up her solo tour of four countries in Africa —  Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt — where’s she’s taken the opportunity to promote her children’s welfare initiative.

Her plans for her “Be Best” program are to “champion the many successful well-being programs that provide children with the tools and skills required for emotional, social, and physical health.”

“The campaign will also promote established organizations, programs, and people who are helping children overcome some of the issues they face growing up in the modern world,” the program states.

On Tuesday morning, the first lady began her trip in Accra, Ghana, where she was greeted by the first lady of the Republic of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, and the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy to Ghana, Christopher Lamora, according to the White House.

Local schoolchildren also gave Mrs. Trump a warm welcome, waving American and Ghanaian flags.

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During her time in Ghana, the first lady visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, also known as Ridge Hospital, which is assisted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and especially supports maternal, newborn, and child health.

Before she left, Mrs. Trump made personally selected donations of baby blankets, toys, and baby care supplies to the hospital.

For whatever reason, Mrs. Trump’s welfare initiative has just invited more critics of her, with the left grasping for ways to somehow turn her trip into something harmful. They’re actually expressing offense at her sartorial choices, getting especially nasty about the safari helmet the former model wore while she was on a guided safari.

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But that’s just Americans talking. Somehow I don’t think the people she met with on her trip were bothered.

It seems that Mrs. Trump can’t avoid being relentlessly bashed for whatever she does, even when it’s something as great as promoting the well being of children. Imagine how different the treatment she’s getting would be if she were a Democrat doing all this.

The first lady mostly kept her traveling look simple and stylish. For the second day of her trip, she dressed in an army jacket with her sleeves pushed up and paired it with khaki slacks. She added a pair of flats to the ensemble while she traveled along the coast of Ghana. She finished off her easy but classy style with her hair worn down.

The President vocalized his appreciation of the first lady’s efforts, tweeting on Thursday, “Our country’s great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa. The people love her, and she loves them! It is a beautiful thing to see.”

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While in Ghana, she also had an an audience at Emintsimadaze Palace before Cape Coast’s Paramount Chief, Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II and chieftains, as is custom before being granted permission to visit the Cape Coast Castle.  The castle was one of 40 used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The first lady placed a wreath of flowers outside a dungeon door, telling press it was “very emotional.”

“This is a very special place,” Mrs. Trump said. “I will never forget the incredible experience and the stories that I heard from the gentleman. The dungeons that I saw … what happened so many years ago, it’s really a tragedy.”

“I want to thank the people of Ghana for such a wonderful visit and the opportunity to learn about their history and culture,” said Mrs.Trump in a statement. “My time in your country was filled with so many meaningful stops.”

The ever-gracious first lady is finishing up her tour and will be heading back to the U.S.

“We care, and we want to show the world that we care, and I’ve partnered and am working with USAID,” she said to the press on Saturday at her final stop in Egypt. “And that’s what I want to share, that we care.”

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Karista Baldwin studied constitutional law, politics and criminal justice.
Karista Baldwin has studied constitutional law, politics and criminal justice. Before college, she was a lifelong homeschooler in the "Catholic eclectic" style.
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