Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Three times Melania Trump expressed racist sentiment without saying a word

Three times Melania Trump expressed racist sentiment without saying a word

First lady Melania Trump looks out over Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya.

She showed off the very clean, bright, white hat while travelling in an open-air vehicle to see wild animals.

At the time of wearing the controversial jacket, Trump was boarding a plane to visit a Texas facility housing migrant children separated from their parents.

For many, Melania's attempt to tout anti-racism but refusing to confront her overtly racist husband is rather unfortunate.

'And sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn't.

While visiting the Sheldrick Wildlife Elephant Project in Kenya, the first lady topped her outfit with a white pith helmet.

"She's still largely a mystery to the American people because she maintains her largely low profile", said Katherine Jellison, who studies first ladies at Ohio University.

Back in Washington, the US Senate is expected to give President Trump a big political win later on Saturday by confirming conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. In the end, she noted, he's the President and does what he likes. "I want to talk about my trip and not what I wear".

Maybe you're wondering what the first lady is doing in Africa.

US First Lady Melania Trump was received on Saturday by Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and his wife Entissar Mohamed Amer at the Presidential Palace in Cairo.

However, during a conclusive press conference, Trump responded to the criticism and commented, "You know what, we just completed an unbelievable trip". According to Associated Press, she also said, "I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear", after a hat she wore drew ire and comparisons to British colonialism of Kenya. She launched the campaign in May to focus on the overall child well-being, with an emphasis on opioid addiction and online behavior. Kenya is the third stop on her Africa tour, which began Tuesday in Ghana and continued in Malawi on Thursday.

Her trip has included promoting the work of the US Agency for International Development, a department which has seen its funding cut twice by Donald Trump.

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