On Africa tour, Melania Trump visits ex-slave holding facility in Ghana


In her first solo foreign trip as first lady, Melania Trump is visiting visit four African countries to highlight her work on children’s issues. Wednesday morning she was reminded of a painful part of America’s history when she toured a castle whose dungeons were formerly used to house slaves awaiting transport across the Atlantic. Mrs. Trump described the visit as “really touching,” reports CBS News correspondent Debora Patta.

Her four-nation African tour follows the traditional path of a goodwill gesture by the first lady. Though in the countries she’s visiting, many say she’ll have to overcome the baggage of the belittling comments her husband made about the continent earlier this year.

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