Melania Trump meets over tea with Ghana's first lady, visits baby clinic

Melania Trump meets over tea with Ghana's first lady, visits baby clinic

Melania Trump meets over tea with Ghana's first lady, visits baby clinic

The first lady is visiting Africa on her first big solo worldwide trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour.

Mrs Melania Trump also donated a photo therapy machine to the hospital, which will be used to treat jaundice. Earlier this year, Trump referred to African nations as "s***hole countries" during a closed-door meeting with senators about immigration.

The first lady's journey came months after President Donald Trump frayed relations with remarks aimed at some African countries.

According to NBC News, Trump was welcomed to the West African nation with dancing, drumming and a group of children waving USA and Ghanaian flags.

Several of the first lady's moves have been interpreted by the media and public as slights toward her husband.

The second leg of her trip will take her to the Cape Coast castle. Started last May, Trump's Be Best initiative centers on children's well-being.


Trump has focused on children as her signature issue and plans to promote child wellbeing during her four-country tour.

Much has been read into Trump's choice of Africa for her first overseas trip without the president, especially among those who imagine her every move to be one massive subtweet of President Trump.

The median age of Africa's more than 1 billion people is only 19. "In fact, she has always envisioned Africa for her first solo worldwide swing".

The Trump administration has sought to drastically reduce the USAID funding to the continent, slashing it by as much as 30 percent in its proposed budgets.

All four countries receive US aid, with Egypt receiving large sums of military aid in addition to humanitarian and development assistance. In other words, the trip may involve serious or hard work.

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