Melania Trump visits Cape Coast castle

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"The dungeons that I saw, it's really something that people should see and experience", she told reporters.

First Lady Melania Trump spent part of Wednesday morning visiting Obama Hall in the Emintsimadze Palace in Ghana's Cape Coast. Yellow and purple sashes - meant to be signs of royalty and wealth - adorned the interiors. "And what happened so many years ago is really a tragedy", Melania adds.

When announcing the tour, Trump said she will visit four attractive and different African countries. First lady Trump's signature was branded on the leather case that held the tray.

Trump, wearing an olive-green shirt and brown trousers, with her ubiquitous five-inch high heels, asked the girl her name and said she was "beautiful", bending down to give her a hug.

The American First Lady thanked her hosts for the warm welcome she had received; describing her hosts "as handsome and warm people". The White House conveyed that the two first ladies exchanged gifts.

"Day two in Ghana was so impactful". "Thank you to Chief Osabarima Kwesi Atta & the chieftains for the warm welcome & cultural ceremony".

The first lady's office has said the tour will be a "diplomatic and humanitarian visit" that will focus on her #BeBest campaign for "children and their well-being". A mother placed her six-month-old in one, and upon hearing the weight, Mrs. Trump declared, "Healthy boy". A USA official said the chief had invited two disabled children from a nearby school to the ceremony with the first lady, a break from local tradition in which it had previously been considered taboo to have anyone with handicaps in the palace.

"So, he went to a school to a school for deaf to invite kids for 1st lady's event".

Melania did make one change to the look however; having chosen to pop the collar of the jacket for her visit to the military base previous year, the first lady opted to wear it down in a more conservative style while touring the castle.

Mrs Trump is expected to leave Ghana, on Thursday, October 4, to Malawi, after which she is expected to tour Kenya and Egypt. She repeated the look while enjoying an evening celebration with her East Wing interns at the end of their time at the White House.

On Oct. 2, Trump visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Ghana and spent time with some of the infants there to the delight of the assembled mothers and hospital officials. US lawmakers have come, too.

"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", Melania said in a brief address to a group that included the spouses of foreign leaders last week in NY, when they were in town for the United Nations General Assembly.