Melania Trump Greeted With ‘Not a Sh*thole’ Sign on Africa Trip

Brenda Watkins
October 5, 2018

The U.S. first lady arrived at Nairobi National Park on Friday to learn about steps the east African nation is taking to conserve elephants and rhinos.

She was briefed on the children living at the house for babies. Some of them were abandoned or their parents are incarcerated.

She returned the girl and kneeled down to lift a boy from a mat and turned to face the news media with him in her arms.

Many past American first ladies have also made trips to the African continent, including Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton.

Melania read a story to the same group of children with applauses as another child read a story about the "lion and the mouse".

USA first lady Melania Trump arrived in the country last night on the third day of her solo trip to Africa to promote health and education.

A secret service agent accompanying her was quick to hold her to safety, although the baby elephant calmly went on with its business while Melania regained her footing with a smile.

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She also stopped at a site where 105 tons of ivory was burned as part of an effort to discourage the trade.

In a tweet earlier in the day, US President Donald Trump said his was fe was "doing really well in Africa".

Melania was later seen playing with one of the children who was scrolling.

This afternoon, Mrs Trump landed in Malawi where she was welcomed by Malawi's First Lady Gertrude Mutharika and US Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer among other officials.

She had pin-pointed promotion of child education, fight against HIV/AIDS and conservation as her pivotal areas of focus.

Trump greeted two administrators as she arrived at the school with Virginia Palmer, the US ambassador to Malawi.

Her office has described the trip as a "showcase" for the work of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), even at a time when her husband's government is looking to slash US aid across the world. Lawmakers essentially ignored those requests.

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