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.
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