Melania Trump Raises Eyebrows in Africa With Another White Hat

She is contributing to the Trump administration’s mixed signaling, participating in a ceremonial donation of over one million textbooks in Malawi, one of the world’s poorest countries, on Thursday, even as President Trump has suggested deep cuts to foreign aid funding that could supply future donations.

In each country on her visit, Mrs. Trump has seemed at ease, and perhaps happy to be out of Washington. She has posed for photos with babies and children, often murmuring the same things at each stop — “Beautiful!” and “Hi, guys!” — while holding their hands or waving at the cameras. And with Washington imploding over a battle to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, Mr. Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Mrs. Trump seemed free of the usual scrutiny that nips at her stilettos in…

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