This week began with news that the U.S. First Lady, Melania Trump will be travelling solo to Africa this year.
“This will be my first time travelling to Africa and I am excited to educate myself on the issues facing children throughout the continent, while also learning about its rich culture and history,” the first lady said in a statement.
It is currently not clear the first country in Africa the U.S. first lady will visit, but her communications director has said that Stephanie Grisham, the White House “will release details in the coming weeks.”
She said in a statement that her upcoming Africa trip is aimed at “highlighting the successful humanitarian work and development programs being done in many of the countries.”
Since taking office, the US president has yet to travel to Africa, with recent allegations of describing Africa as a “shithole.”
Whether her upcoming trip is trying to throw shades at her husband or not, many are not pleased with her reason for coming to Africa.
Nobody cares about the @FLOTUS and her travel plans.
We care about #MedicareForAll. And tuition free public college. And government oversight of big banks. And. And.
— alexayellsalot (@alexayellsalot) August 21, 2018
For what? To spread her brand of hate. Didn’t her husband call all nations in Africa shitholes?
— Philip Small (@psmallinvestor) August 20, 2018
She should donate the money this trip will cost the US to worthy organizations.
— Susan Dillon (@sadillon) August 20, 2018
Both Africans and U.S. citizens alike think that instead of coming to Africa to “educate herself” on the issues facing children, she should rather mind her own business, stay in her home country and get abreast with issues facing the nation, particularly, those that have had to do with American children.
One can’t agree more as apart from the migrant crisis, which many believed she could have handled better, there are other pressing issues of children she needs to take care of before they turn into a crisis, such as the following: