Melania Trump feeds baby elephants as Kenya visit begins

Melania Trump feeds baby elephants as Kenya visit begins

Her first stop on Friday morning was the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's elephant nursery inside Nairobi National Park, accompanied by Kenyan First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

ABC News says its reporter Tom Llamas will interview Melania Trump during her trip to Africa for a "20/20" special to air October 12.

The First Lady, 48, was pictured being unusually tactile with the bright and bubbly kids from The Nest Children's Home in Limuru.

"Thank you for what you do and taking care of them", Trump told the orphanage staff, according to Fox News.

The first lady was escorted on the trip by the senior warden of the park, Nelly Palmeris, and a secret service agent.

According to CNN's Kate Bennett, who has been covering Melania Trump for almost two years, this is the happiest she's ever seen the first lady.

The safari trip highlighted wildlife conservation efforts in the Kenyan area.

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Later the US First Lady was photographed playing with one of the children who was scrolling as the toddler looked at her with dismay.

She was shown a pile of ashes, after the park burnt 105 tonnes of ivory to dissuade people from the trade. "It is a lovely thing to see", the president said.

US President Donald Trump has tweeted that his wife Melania Trump "is doing really well in Africa".

In Ghana, Mrs Trump visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, where she donated hampers and teddy bears to the sick children and also donated a phototherapy machine used for treating complications of jaundice in newborn babies, to the hospital. Upon her departure, the first lady gifted children with dozens of "Be Best" soccer balls, tote bags and school supplies.

Pith helmets, like the one Mrs. Trump wore on safari, were often worn by the imperialists who divided the continent up amongst themselves at the turn of the century, putting most Africans under European rule.

Trump at first decried lifting the ban, but he did not intervene in a federal agency decision to begin judging the importation of elephant trophies on a "case-by-case basis". The trip is also created to promote global assistance from the U.S. Agency for worldwide Development (USAID), but President Trump has proposed cutting its budget by 30 percent the past two years.

Trump left the country after five-hours visit and headed to Kenya and she will also visit Egypt having visited Ghana.

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