Melania Trump calls Brett Kavanaugh 'highly qualified,' glad his accuser 'was heard'

Melania Trump calls Brett Kavanaugh 'highly qualified,' glad his accuser 'was heard'

Mrs. Trump is on her first-ever visit to Africa and her first extended solo worldwide trip as first lady.

US First Lady Melania Trump is on Thursday evening expected to land in Nairobi for a two-day visit to the country.

She also said she is glad accuser Christine Blasey Ford was heard.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation and other accusations of sexual misconduct.

The first lady is wrapping up a four-country tour of Africa.

When a reporter asked her: "Have you ever told him to put his phone down?' she responded: 'Yes".

"I tell him my opinions, what I believe, and in some of them maybe we don't agree", she added.

First lady Melania Trump looks out over Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya.

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When I came back, because I came back a few days later than the guys, he did quite well and I think better than the years before. I don't remember his goal as bad things I filter immediately. "I cried a lot, together with my wife".

Melania Trump was brief in her comments on the controversy over Kavanaugh's nomination.

Trump received a warm welcome from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his wife, Entissar, at the presidential palace in Cairo before she headed to visit the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. The first lady visited Ghana, Malawi and Kenya before landing in Egypt, where she will wrap up her trip.

The First Lady has been criticised for choosing to wear a pith hat while on safari in Kenya, after its connections to colonialism. They alleged that Trump and her husband, President Donald Trump, are out of touch with modern Africa and only know the region through various stereotypes.

Her visit will wrap up what has been considered a successful trip, where she has been promoting her Be Best program, focusing on things like cyberbullying and wellbeing.

The first lady also stopped at a site where ivory burns take place - a conservationist effort meant to discourage the ivory trade.

"That's very important what I do, what we're doing with USA aid and what I do with my initiatives and I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear", she said.

Trump has focused on her signature issue of campaigning for children with stops at a hospital, primary school and an orphanage. "It's very emotional", Trump said after her visit. "That we care and we want to show the world we care".

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