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Melania Trump: Focus on what I do, not what I wear


US first lady Melania Trump concluded her trip to Africa on Saturday by urging the public to “focus on what I do, not what I wear” after getting slammed for her clothing choices on her trip to Africa.

Melania said the message of her tour to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt was to show the world that "we care."

The first lady and former model attempted to play down criticism at a press conference in Egypt on Saturday after she wore a white, colonial-era pith helmetduring a safari in Kenya. Such helmets were worn by Europeans in African colonies.

Melania Trump seemed to snap when asked by reporters about the chosen headgear.

“You know what? We just completed an amazing trip. We went to Ghana. We went to Malawi. We went to Kenya. Now here we are in Egypt. I want to talk about my trip and not what I wear. That’s very important, what I do, what we’re doing with USAID, my initiatives, and I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear,” she said.

She wore another attention-grabbing outfit in Egypt, consisting of a beige trouser suit, black tie and a fedora-style hat, that also drew plenty of comments on social media. That ensemble was compared to one worn in Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” video and to the fictional globe-trotting characters Carmen Sandiego and Indiana Jones, Huff Post reported.

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Melania Trump is, of course, no stranger to public commentary on her choice of dress.

Prior to her Africa trip, the US first lady was widely criticized for wearing a jacketreading “I really don’t care, do u?” while heading to meet with detained migrant children in Texas.

In September, she was also slammed for wearing Louboutin heels while gardening outside the White House.

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U.S. first lady Melania Trump boards an aircraft as she departs Nairobi, Kenya, October 6, 2018. REUTERS

First Lady Melania Trump meets Egyptian First Lady Entissar Mohameed Amer in Cairo, Saturday

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My view: Melania Trump says the public should focus more on her work, well, sorry you're the first lady and women are more interested in what you wear, as they're only focused on your husband's policies as it affects the world. It seems Melania wasn't getting enough media coverage because of Kavanaugh's confirmation, so she decided to seek for attention by turning to Michael Jackson's look-alike.

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