Hat Melania Trump Wore In Kenya Sparks International Storm

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Melania also offered some supportive words for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Trump declined to say whether she believed Ford.

"I will move on that and I think that all the victims they need - we need to help all the victims no matter what kind of abuse they had, but I am against any kind of abuse or violence", she said.

President Trump earlier tweeted: "Our country's great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa".

Ms Trump's visit to Africa is seen by some observers as an effort to mend fences after her husband's reported comment that the continent contained "shithole" countries. She said she did not always agree with her husband's tweets, and that she tells him that.

Asked whether she's ever told her husband to put his phone down, she smiled and said yes.

In Egypt, tight security was in place across the capital for her visit which comes as security forces face a persistent jihadist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula across the Suez Canal to the northeast.

"Melania Trump wearing a pith helmet on her trip to "Africa" is more than a silly sartorial choice".

The US Agency for International Development has been working with the Egyptian government for the past several years on a project to lower groundwater levels to prevent additional damage to the landmarks.

She was welcomed by Egyptian First Lady Intissar Amer al-Sisi, an observant Muslim who wore an ankle-length blue dress and matching headscarf covering her hair.

"She was comfortably stowed in the back seat of a Toyota Land Cruiser; however, the helmet is largely used as more of a sun hat", he added.

Her visit will wrap up what has been considered a successful trip, where she has been promoting her Be Best program, focusing on things like cyberbullying and wellbeing.

"You know what, we just completed an fantastic trip, I want to talk about my trip and not what I wear, and that's very important, what I do, what we're doing with USAID, what I'm doing with my initiatives and I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear", she said. "I want to talk about my trip and not what I wear".

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