Melania Trump wants people to stop focusing on her colonist fashion choices

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

The First Lady fed an elephant and met with national park

First lady Melania Trump said she was glad both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford were heard with regard to the sexual assault allegations Ford made of him, but that Kavanaugh was also highly qualified for the job.

Her focus on saving elephants seemed at odds with policies put forth by her husband, President Donald Trump.

Trump drew some criticism for wearing a white pith helmet during a safari in Kenya because of its association with the exploitation of Africans. "Sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn't".

Pith helmets were originally worn by European explorers to cope with warmer climates, and soon became a key part of commanding officers' uniforms, as they led local troops.

During the short trip, Melania visited Egypt, Kenya, Malawi and Ghana, on a goodwill mission.

It was her first major solo trip overseas and a rare example of a time when she has answered questions by reporters on a variety of topics.

Melania faced backlash and mocking multiple times this week for the outfits she donned while on her solo tour of Africa.

On Friday, she visited the Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, where she was spotted wearing a white blouse, brown riding trousers, boots and the white pith helmet - which is associated with colonial rule across Africa, The Guardian reported.

Melania Trump urged the public to "focus on what I do, not what I wear" after getting heat for her clothing choices on her trip to Africa.

Thursday, this last encouraged him publicly in a tweet: "Our great First Lady, Melania, is doing very well in Africa".

She was speaking in the shadow of the Sphinx, the mysterious carved monument that has stood on the outskirts of what is now modern-day Cairo for millennia, having earlier met with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al Sisi and his wife Intissar Amer at the presidential palace in the Egyptian capital. Of the president, she added: "I never heard him saying those comments".

The visit came as Egyptian security forces face a persistent insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula across the Suez Canal to the northeast. On this outing, she wore a tan blazer, a white button-down shirt, cream-colored trousers and black flats.

"We must always do our best to preserve such important historical sites, and I was so pleased to learn of the work that USAID has done to help with preservation efforts at the base of the Sphinx", she said. "It's a lovely thing to see", he tweeted.

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