Melania Trump to Visit Africa in First Major Solo Trip as First Lady

Melania Trump announced Monday afternoon that she will go to Africa in October for her first major solo trip since becoming first lady.

“This will be my first time traveling to Africa and I am excited to educate myself on the issues facing children throughout the continent, while also learning about its rich culture and history,” the first lady said in a statement. “We are a global society and I believe it is through open dialogue and the exchanging of ideas that we have a real opportunity to learn from one another.”

The Associated Press was first to report her travel plans.

In January, CNN reported that President Donald Trump, at a closed-door meeting at the White House, bemoaned the influx of immigrants from what he deemed “s—hole countries” in Africa, according to sources.

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SOURCE: CNN, Kate Bennett