Melania Trump walks through Ghana's 'Door of No Return'

Melania Trump walks through Ghana's 'Door of No Return'

Melania Trump walks through Ghana's 'Door of No Return'

First lady Melania Trump accepts flowers from flower girl Lillian Naa Adai Sai, 8, as she receives flowers as she arrives at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The dungeons, what happened so many years ago.

The setting was Cape Coast Castle, a 17th century structure overlooking the Atlantic on the coast of the West African nation of Ghana.

Melenia Trump's visit to Africa could be made hard because of the past actions and words of her husband.

The FLOTUS appeared more somber and listened intently to museum educator Kewsi Essel-Blankson as he told her the location's disturbing past.

While speaking about her experience on Wednesday, the first lady said she was "very emotional" during her visit to the historic site, and described it as something she would "never forget".

Adding her name to the list Wednesday was the wife of President Donald Trump, who isn't unanimously seen as a friend of Africa.

"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.

So Melania, still making infrequent public appearances on her own in the United States, much less overseas, has stepped up to the plate.

Mrs. Trump spent 10 minutes inside the cramped male slave dungeon.

Trump also cradled an infant and declared the baby a "beautiful boy" as she handed him back to his mother.

On her way out, a guide asked her to sign the guestbook to mark her time there.

Photographs of the two first ladies featured on the front pages of major newspapers in Ghana while the visit was talked about on morning radio shows.

In June, she made a surprise visit to Texas to visit detained children at the Mexican border, wearing a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care".

Trump also plans to visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.

But unlike her predecessors, her visit will be followed closely to see if she can build bridges after the president reportedly dismissed Africa as a collection of "shithole countries". SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Melania Trump holds a baby during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra.

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