Melania Trump Visits Ex-Slave Holding Facility in Ghana

Mrs Trump and Rebecca Akufo-Addo the First

Melania Trump says she will "never forget" her visit to a former slave holding facility on the coast of Ghana.

Swedes built the castle for use in the trade of timber and gold. "Thank you very much", she said with a smile. "I will never forget the incredible experience and the stories that I heard from the gentleman. what happened so many years ago, it's really a tragedy".

USA first lady Melania Trump lays a wreath during a visit to Cape Coast castle, Ghana, October 3, 2018.

She called it "very emotional" and "really something that people should see and experience".

Melania did make one change to the look however; having chosen to pop the collar of the jacket for her visit to the military base previous year, the first lady opted to wear it down in a more conservative style while touring the castle.

The former model did not make a speech but those who met her said afterwards that unlike her mysterious public image she was "warm" and "gentle" in the flesh.

Melania Trump walks through the "Door of No Return" at the Cape Coast Castle.

Cape Coast Castle was a major outpost on the Atlantic slave trading route. Some media reports also has it that, she laid a wreath in memory of the slaves.

Melania Trump's visit to Ghana changed one of those scenarios.

The young girl was described as looking starstruck as she welcomed the US first lady. A large banner with Trump's picture and the words "Awkwaaba (Welcome) to Cape Coast H.E Melania Trump" hung from a balcony on one of the buildings.

Prior to her tour at the Cape Coast Castle, Trump participated in the ritual of asking permission of Ghana King Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II to visit the grounds.

Mrs. Trump also spent 10 minutes inside the cramped male slave dungeon in the Cape Coast castle.

She looked elated when a young girl presented her with a bouquet of flowers, bending down to give the girl a hug.

First lady Melania Trump's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, and her chief of staff, Lindsay Reynolds, are traveling with her. "Each of us hails from a country with its own unique challenges, but I know in my heart we are united by our commitment to raising the next generation to be happy, healthy and morally responsible adults".

Melania Trump is known for being particular fashion-forward with her style choices - but on Wednesday the first lady opted for a fashion flashback when she recycled a $595 military jacket during her trip to Ghana.

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