Melania Trump planning solo international swing to Africa


WASHINGTON (AP) – Melania Trump is planning her first big solo international swing with a trip through several African countries in October.

The first lady told The Associated Press in a written statement Monday that she’s looking forward to learning about the issues that children living on the continent face, as well as appreciating Africa’s history and culture. She recently launched a U.S.-based effort focused on the well-being of children.

Mrs. Trump plans to travel without President Donald Trump, who was roundly criticized earlier this year after his private comment about “shithole countries” in Africa was leaked to journalists.

Exact dates for the trip and which African countries she will visit remain to be announced.

“This will be my first time traveling to Africa and I am excited…

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