Melania Trump feeds baby elephants as Kenya visit begins

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Melania Trump visits Malawi school on solo Africa tour

Trump also had tea with Ghana's first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, at the presidential palace. Lawmakers essentially ignored those requests.

The White House has not yet publicly detailed Mrs Trump's itinerary, citing security reasons. The school is a beneficiary of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) National Reading Program.

She had just finished touring several outdoor classrooms.

The school is struggling with only 75 teachers looking after around 8,000 enrolled children. Numerous students must sit outside in crowds around their teacher. Her own 12-year-old son attends a private school in Maryland.

The White House is donating "Be Best"-themed school supplies, including totes, chalk for teachers, and soccer balls".

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Apart from the interruption at JKIA, heavy traffic is expected along major roads as the US First Lady will be making her way to Nairobi. In southern Africa, the vocalization is often done as a celebratory welcome by women. "It is a attractive thing to see", wrote Trump.

CNN White House reporter, Kate Bennett, tweeted: "I have covered @FLOTUS [Melania Trump] for nearly two years and have never seen her smile and laugh more than she is now with these baby elephants".

One said #MELANIATOO, with the "ME" in bold black. "#NOTASHITHOLE!" - a reference to reports that the president used the vulgar term to describe African nations. Many children still have not been reunited with their families. "I thought I wasn't going to have a chance to see her".

While in Kenya, Melania is expected to hold a meeting with President Uhuru and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, visit the Kenya National Theatre as well as a few children homes within Nairobi.

As Miliam sat sounding out letters and words, Trump sat with her hands clasped and smiled as she watched the group.

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