NAIROBI, Kenya – Melania Trump raged to the rhythm of African music when she was greeted at an orphanage in Kenya on Friday.
Children living in the Nairobi nest greeted and sang and danced, and it was not long before the typically reserved US First Lady gave in to the moment. She walked with two children hand in hand and then began to drool as she approached the building.
She was taught about the children who lived in the house for babies. Some of them were abandoned or their parents are detained. She was surrounded by babies who were either sitting in rollators or lying on their backs under mobile homes.
The staff praised her for her visit.
"Thank you for what you are doing and take care of them," said Mrs. Trump, a baby originally wrapped in a blanket bearing the Be Best logo, the children's charity initiative that she launched this year Called for life and that advertises during this week's Africa visit.
She handed the girl back and knelt down to lift a boy off a mat and hugged the news media with him.
"Do you see the cameras?" She said to the boy before she cradled another baby.
The singing and dancing continued outside, where she read a story for the same group of children who had gone with her. A boy read her a story. After the readings, she was surrounded by the singing children and danced on. Trump is on her first trip to Africa and her first extended solo trip abroad as First Lady.
She opened the Kenya portion of her visit on Friday to highlight the efforts to keep baby elephants in the Nairobi National Park Safari
The First Lady laughed after an elephant in the group of 18 had made a sudden move and she had temporarily lost her footing. She fed two of the elephants reared in the park with a formula, stroking her back and stroking someone else's ear.
Dressed in riding breeches, boots and a white safari hat, she climbed into a photograph on her iPhone and looked through the binoculars at zebras, giraffes, impalas, rhinos and hippos in the water.
She also saw a place where 105 tons of ivory were burned as part of an effort to discourage trade. She signed a guestbook on the website.
Mrs. Trump also planned to meet with Kenyan First Lady Margaret Kenyatta before taking on a children's performance at the Nairobi National Theater on Friday.
Egypt will be the next and final stop on its tour of the continent, focusing on child care, education and tourism and conservation
Woman. Trump opened the trip on Tuesday in Ghana. The visit also included the promotion of the work of the US Agency for International Development, whose funding President Donald Trump has proposed twice to cut almost a third. Lawmakers essentially ignored these requests.
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