Melania Trump visits Malawi school as part of Africa tour

United States First Lady Melania Trump is expected in Kenya on Friday as part of her first solo international trip as FLOTUS

United States First Lady Melania Trump is expected in Kenya on Friday as part of her first solo international trip as FLOTUS

But she also seems to be mending the harsh reputation that her host nations have of the Trump administration through her mere enjoyment of the people she's met and the places she's visited.

But the current First Lady's tour sits at uncomfortable odds with her husband's policies, through which funding for foreign charities have faced major cuts since he came to power.

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Mrs. Trump also planned to meet with Kenyan first lady Margaret Kenyatta before taking in a children's performance at Nairobi National Theater later Friday.

She later called the school visit "an awesome experience".

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Egypt will be the next and final stop on her tour of the continent, focusing on child welfare, education, and tourism and conservation.

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Speaking to Quartz, Myra Gutin, a professor at Rider University in New Jersey who studies American first ladies, said she may be able to put out a "positive vibe" and engage Africans by speaking up on healthcare and education. The trip is part of her "Be Best" initiative, which focuses on improving the lives of children.

US First Lady Melania Trump receives flowers from children as she visits the Nest childrens home orphanage, which primarily cares for children who's parents have been incarcerated, in Nairobi, on October 5, 2018.

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"Do you see the cameras?" she said to the boy before cradling another baby.

The first lady's visit to Africa is not something new since the other first ladies have also done the same including Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama.

"The first lady is going to spend time in schools and hospitals, and that's wonderful", Brigety said. One woman's sign said #MELANIATOO, with the "ME" in bold black.

Reporters with Melania Trump are not as euphoric.

He said Trump has alienated many Africans with his "God-awful remarks insulting the entirety of Africa in the most vile terms", reference to the president's crude referral to Haiti and some African nations as "shithole countries" that send too many immigrants to the U.S. And, Brigety noted, Trump created a political furor when he inaccurately asserted that white farmers in South Africa were subject to "large-scale killing".

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Observers in Africa said Melania Trump could use her glamour to greater effect - more so than any visits she might make to hospitals and babies in need.

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