People are not happy about Melania Trump's outfits on her African tour

Ruben Ruiz
October 9, 2018

During an official visit to Egypt, US first lady Melania Trump described the Pyramids of Giza as a "historical treasure", highlighting the importance of preserving historical sites, a statement by the White House said.

However, she told reporters of her husband Donald Trump's Twitter habits that she doesn't "always agree with what he tweets".

"I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear", Melania said, even though it was hard not to be drawn to her outfit at the Pyramids. And sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn't.

Kim Yi Dionne tweeted: "Melania Trump wearing a pith helmet on her trip to Africa was more than a silly sartorial choice". Image copyright AFP Image caption Her tour began in Accra on Tuesday where she later took tea with Ghana's first lady and visited a healthcare clinic.

Security was tight with police deployed along the route and on rooftops as her convoy drove from the airport to the presidential palace.

Video footage of her time in the park shows Trump appearing to enjoy herself while feeding formula to baby elephants. "I have my own voice and my opinions and it's very important to me that I express how I feel".

Melania Trump is known to subtly communicate through her wardrobe, even offering potential jabs at the president with outfits that hold secret meanings.

The pith faux pas came while Melania toured Nairobi National Park in Kenya on Friday.

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Melania Trump has been criticised for a particularly eyebrow-raising fashion choice while on tour in Africa.

"We just completed an awesome trip - we went to Ghana, we went to Malawi, we went to Kenya, here we are in Egypt", the first lady told reporters Saturday.

They went on: 'As far as she's concerned, the hat she wore [in Kenya] was just a hat, so people need to get over it. Melania tries her hardest to tune out the negativity, but of course, it gets to her sometimes...

Melania Trump's style has been highly criticized ever since she became First Lady.

Mrs Trump was welcomed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his wife, Entissar, on Saturday after she flew in from Kenya as part of her first solo African trip.

Meanwhile in a press conference in Cairo, the US First lady told reporters she wishes people would focus on what she does, not on what she wears. "It's a lovely thing to see", he tweeted.

"Meeting those children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here", she said after the school visit.

Other reports by GizPress

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