Melania Slammed For Publicity Stunt Trip To Africa But Ignoring Kids In Cages At The Border

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26:  U.S. first lady Melania Trump hosts a reception in honor of United Nations General Assembly attendees  at the U.S mission to the UN building on September 26, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Melania Slammed For Publicity Stunt Trip To Africa But Ignoring Kids In Cages At The Border

"Is she going to wear her 'I really don't care' jacket to Africa?"

Published September 26, 2018

First lady Melania Trump announced she’ll be going on her first solo international trip to promote child welfare in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt as part of her “Be Best” campaign. After the announcement of the trip, people on Twitter called out Trump for promoting the well-being of children abroad while seemingly ignoring children detained in cages at the border.

On Wednesday, the first lady discussed her plans to visit Africa in October.

"Oct. 1 will mark the first day of my solo visit to four beautiful and very different countries in Africa," Mrs. Trump said during brief remarks to several dozen guests in a reception room in a building near U.N. headquarters.

"Whether it is education, drug addiction, hunger, online safety or bullying, poverty or disease, it is too often children who are hit first, and hardest, across the globe," Mrs. Trump said. "Each of us hails from a country with its own unique challenges, but I know in my heart we are united by our commitment to raising the next generation to be happy, healthy and morally responsible adults."

While details remain scarce about what exactly she'll be doing while abroad and when she'll be returning, one thing that is clear is that many people find her sudden desire to help Black and brown children insincere. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)


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