Melania Trump Africa colonial hat

US FIRST Lady Melania Trump cosied up to baby elephants and went on safari in Kenya on Friday, on the third leg of a solo tour of Africa that has contrasted with the ongoing tumult in Washington — but it was her outfit that raised eyebrows.

Looking relaxed and happy, the former model gave a baby elephant bottled formula at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, famed for its work rescuing the orphans from the wild.

However, her choice of outfit, a white colonial-style pith helmet while on safari drew some criticism on Twitter, with one person comparing her look to that of a “colonial administrator”.

Predominantly worn by armed forces in British colonies in the 19th Century, safari hats remain a symbol of colonial rule and oppression.

Melania’s outfit was reminiscent of the costume…

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