Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Melania Trump Greeted With ‘Not a Sh*thole’ Sign on Africa Trip

Melania Trump Greeted With ‘Not a Sh*thole’ Sign on Africa Trip

Melania's entourage then proceeded to the Nest Children's Orphanage in Nairobi where she spent time with children.

ABC News says its reporter Tom Llamas will interview Melania Trump during her trip to Africa for a "20/20" special to air October 12.

Llamas, who is weekend anchor of "World News Tonight", is among the reporters following the first lady on her first solo overseas trip.

The first lady's last stop on her African tour will be in Egypt.

Melania Trump bottle-fed baby orphaned elephants at a sanctuary in Kenya during the penultimate stop on her week-long tour to Africa.

"It is sad to see this", the first lady reportedly told her guide while viewing 105 tons of ash from an ivory burn, Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs tweeted from the scene.

"Meeting those children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here. And thank you for educating them to "Be Best" - be their best and to grow up into educated adults for generations to come".

She also addressed staffers at the United States embassy in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe.

In one widely shared photograph, Donald Trump Jr poses with a knife in one hand and an elephant tail in the other, the animal's corpse beside him. Malawi's education minister said the partnership had "significantly" improved student literacy.

However her choice of a white colonial-style pith helmet while on safari drew some criticism on Twitter, with one person comparing her look to that of a "colonial administrator".

The New York Times's Katie Rogers points out that the hat has become a symbol of the exploitation of Africans given its history as part of the uniform of colonialists in the early 19th century.

While in Kenya she will see some of the country's wildlife, and watch a performance at the National Theatre.

The first lady highlighted USAID's work in Africa, but the Trump administration has been trying to cut the agency's funding. "And you think that's an easy job?" That's a tough job.

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