Melania Trump visits Cape Coast castle


She walked through the infamous "Door of No Return".

US First lady Melania Trump arrives at Emintsimadze Palace on the Cape Coast of Ghana, Oct. 3, 2018. The couple have denied speculation that their marriage is in trouble (Picture: Getty) Mrs Trump has spent long periods out of the spotlight, after claims of her husband's 2006 fling with porn star Stormy Daniels reemerged earlier this year (Picture: Reuters) Melania broke with tradition by traveling to her husband's State of the Union address alone in January.

The US First Lady cuddled some babies at the hospital, before also donating a phototherapy machine, teddy bears and assorted baby items.

Whereas yesterday, she was all smiles (really the happiest we've seen her in months), on Wednesday she appeared appropriately somber as she toured Cape Coast Castle, an old slave trading outpost.

Trump's visit to Ghana has inevitably drawn comparisons to that of former president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle in 2009.

The jacket aside, however, Melania had a full day of visits in Ghana.

Some, including The Washington Post's Adam Taylor, have suggested that the First Lady's trip is simply her attempt to boost the image of the Trump presidency across the continent (spoiler: The Donald said some not great things about Africa and it's people), but even if that's true, it's good to see that Melania is showing reverence and respect where it's due.

"I will never forget (the) incredible experience and the stories I heard".

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She added that it was a "special place".

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The first lady wants to highlight the work of the US Agency for International Development, even as her husband looks to slash aid and restrict it to perceived friendly nations.

The American First Lady thanked her hosts for the warm welcome she had received; describing her hosts "as lovely and warm people".

Mrs Trump arrived in the country on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, and was met at the Kotoka International Airport by Ghana's First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

In August of this year, Melania re-wore a $1,280 striped shirt dress by designer Adam Lippes, having first stepped out in the number back in March during a visit to Palm Beach's St. Mary's Medical Center, where she delivered Easter baskets to young children.

Mrs Trump is expected to leave Ghana, on Thursday, October 4, to Malawi, after which she is expected to tour Kenya and Egypt.