Melania Trump Arrives In Ghana

Friday, 05 Oct, 2018

America's First Lady, Melania Trump descended onto Ghana's capital Accra, on her maiden solo voyage in Africa, during which she is set to meet caregivers, visit chill health facilities and orphanages, on Tuesday.

Much has been read into Trump's choice of Africa for her first overseas trip without the president, especially among those who imagine her every move to be one massive subtweet of President Trump.

Her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed to Newsweek in an email Monday afternoon: "We leave today and will be visiting Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt".

Melania Trump cuddled a baby, handed out teddy bears and beamed smiles on her first day in Africa on Tuesday, kicking off a four-country visit and receiving a warm welcome on a continent her husband once referred to derisively.

The 48-year-old is promoting her Be Best initiative, her official agenda unveiled in May created to improve children's well-being.

Journalists have tweeted news of her arrival at Kotoka International Airport in Accra. She was welcomed with dancing and drumming and schoolchildren waving mini US and Ghanaian flags.

The first lady on Friday tweeted: "Looking forward to spreading the message of #BeBest & representing the #USA as I travel to #Africa next week", and hashtagged the four countries.

Trump had tea with Akufo-Addo behind closed doors at Jubilee Palace, reported CNN.

Her husband, Donald Trump, caused anger in January when he reportedly disparaged some African states and Haiti as "shithole countries". FLOTUS offered a Chippendale tray etched with an image of the White House, and her host, in turn, offered a kente cloth, a Ghanian fabric with multicolored stripes. "The most lovely part of the world, in many ways". The first lady of the United States constantly shares posts on social media to create awareness for the Be Best initiative.