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Melania Trump in Egypt to tour pyramids, Sphinx

Melania Trump in Egypt to tour pyramids, Sphinx”

A former model, the runway and magazine covers were part of her life.

Ms Trump is expected in the capital city for a two-day visit to highlight United States' support in early-childhood education, wildlife conservation, and HIV prevention.

"She is a very strong emissary for cleaning up that Trump mess". She said they don't always see eye to eye and that she voices her opinions.

Cairo was her last stop in her five-day tour in Africa.

Kim Yi Dionne, a political science professor at the University of California, who specialises in African politics, told New York Times that Melania's understanding of Africa did not keep pace with time. Appearing reticent at first, she ultimately engaged them and ended up obviously enjoying the experience of feeding baby elephants milk through a super-sized baby bottle, patting one elephant's head and stroking another's ear. "It is a lovely thing to see".

The White House website says the programme focuses on "social, emotional, and physical health" of children, targeting cyberbulling, drug abuse and other aspects.

Mrs Trump's week-long trip to the continent is seen as an attempt to heal some of the divisions. During the ride, she stopped to visit a site where ivory is burned in an effort to discourage the trade of that material.

So, was there politics in the visit?

US First Lady Melania Trump was received on Saturday by Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and his wife Entissar Mohamed Amer at the Presidential Palace in Cairo. "That we care and we want to show the world we care".

"The question is: what is she coming to do?"

Bilateral relations have since stabilised.

"These perceptions are very strong. And that was anonymous source and I would leave it at that", she said. "We both love Africa".

"I'm not elected, he's the president", the First Lady said.

"I will move on that and I think that all the victims they need - we need to help all the victims no matter what kind of abuse they had, but I am against any kind of abuse or violence", she said.



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