Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Melania’s Africa trip a Success

Melania’s Africa trip a Success


First lady Melania Trump wound up her week-long official trip to four countries in Africa a few weeks ago. Between the Kavanaugh controversy and more recent storm over the barbarian murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the visit received relatively little attention in the U.S.

Much of the American coverage she did receive, moreover, revolved around criticism of her wardrobe. According to reports, she offended Africans by donning a pith helmet, historically worn by white colonists on the continent.

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