Melania Trump Embarks on Her Solo Tour of 'Several African Countries'—Twitter Reacts
The first lady arrived in Ghana this morning, and folks aren't enthused.
In August, it was announced that first lady, Melania Trump would be making her way to "several countries in Africa" as her first solo tour since that man she married took office, to supposedly promote healthcare and education programs ran by US foreign aid organizations.
She touched down in Accra, Ghana this morning, the first stop on her week-long tour of the continent, which will also includes stops in Kenya, Malawi and Egypt where she'll go to "foster diplomatic relations,"BBC Africa reports. She was welcomed by first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo and the two exchanged gifts, adds ABC News.
She'll also be implementing her Be Best program aimed at tackling cyberbullying, which is just really ironic considering she lives with the biggest cyberbully in the world. It's also strange that we're somehow supposed to believe that someone complicit in Trump's baleful treatment of immigrant children in the United States would care about African children.
Nonetheless, the first lady says she's "interested in Africa because she has never been before and knows that each country will have its own unique history and culture."
There's an overall sense of skepticism around her trip and her motivations—and rightfully so. Given the administration she represents, her trip does not appear promising.
BBC News Africa recently collected reactions to her visit from people on the ground, and they were mostly unenthusiastic with the exception of few. Check it out below to hear what folks from Ghana, Egypt and Kenya had to say.
Many folks on Twitter have shared similar feelings about Melania's visit. They're not here for it.
People are also pointing out the weird
conspiracy coincidence that Kanye West also announced that he'll be taking a trip to "the place known as Africa" to finish his upcoming album the same week that Melania embarked on hers.