Melania Trump recycles $595 Veronica Beard jacket in Ghana

After Donald Trump's derogatory comment, his wife Melania visits Africa

Melania Trump's sunny message in Africa at odds with US policy

Melenia Trump's visit to Africa could be made hard because of the past actions and words of her husband.

Mrs Trump and Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady of Ghana, watch traditional dancers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018. She passed a row of cannons and descended into a dungeon where male slaves were held in chains.

The contrast with last week's high drama over Donald Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court was telling, as a relaxed-looking first lady visited a hospital in Ghana's capital, Accra, to meet mothers and their newborns.

The US First Lady on Tuesday pulled faces at babies and handed out teddy bears as she kicked off her maiden solo trip to Africa, offering a softer side to the Trump administration after another turbulent week in Washington.

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama in 2009 on a visit to Ghana also visited the castle.


The first ladies met privately for about a half-hour at Jubilee House, Ghana's presidential palace.

"It's very emotional. I will never forget (the) incredible experience and the stories that I heard", she said after seeing the dungeons and walking through the "door of no return", the castle's final exit toward the ocean.

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SA-born comedian Trevor Noah has weighed in on Mama Trump's tour of Africa questioning why she is here to teach us about the evils of cyberbullying when so many do not even have internet access.

In fact, the first lady went out of her way to make her outfit look more like last year's version; for her first outing on Wednesday morning, which saw her paying a visit to local chiefs in order to get permission to visit the castle, Melania had accessorized the jacket with a thick leather belt.


"Whether it is education, drug addiction, hunger, online safety or bullying, poverty or disease, it is too often children who are hit first, and hardest, across the globe", Melania said in a brief address to a group that included the spouses of foreign leaders last week in NY, when they were in town for the United Nations General Assembly.

The first lady was led around the facility by museum director Kwesi Essel-Blankson.

Mrs. Trump, who was born in Slovenia, is on her first visit to Africa, with a goal of highlighting child welfare on the continent.

Trump also plans to visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.


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