Melania Trump dances with kids, feeds baby elephant during Kenya visit

The First Lady fed an elephant and met with national park workers

Melania Trump is partway through her first extended solo global trip as first lady, and as part of an effort to highlight conservation efforts in Kenya, she made a decision to feed some baby elephants in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

Speaking near the Sphinx, Trump said that the message of her trip has been to show "that we care".

Seay did praise Trump for one item on her itinerary: a trip she took to Cape Coast castle, a former slave trading fort in Ghana.

Kenyan first lady Margaret Kenyatta accompanied Trump on the safari, and the pair is expected to take in a traditional performance later Friday.

But her defence has led to even more criticism for the American First Lady.

Her trip was also not without fashion controversies.

After touching down in the Ghanian capital of Accra to kick-off her tour of Africa Melania set off on a safari day trip in Nairobi National Park in Kenya and raised eyebrows the world over with yet another left-of-field outfit.

However, she has been criticized for wearing a colonial hat during her tour in Nairobi National park.

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When asked Saturday in front of the Great Sphinx about remarks, which NPR and other news outlets have reported, in which President Trump disparaged African nations, the first lady said they never came up during her trip: "Nobody discussed that with me and I never heard him saying those comments".

"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. As she says, the campaign is "shining a spotlight on successful programs and organizations that teach children tools and skills".

Unlike her predecessors, Melania Trump's relatively low-key visit was complicated by her husband's harsh words about the continent.

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She also saw a site where 105 tons of ivory was burned as part of an effort to discourage the trade.

The Trump administration recently chose to again allow Americans to import the body parts of African elephants shot for sport. "She got to know first-hand the people of Africa, and they loved and respected her everywhere she went". One or two people who appeared to be Secret Service agents quickly used their hands to support her, but she soon went back to petting the elephants. She also promoted the work of the U.S. Agency for International Development - an agency whose funding her husband has proposed slashing twice during his presidency, per The Washington Post.

"She thinks animals are precious and doesn't like big-game hunting", said Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's spokeswoman.

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