Melania’s trip to Africa says a lot about US foreign policy under Trump

The president wants to slash US foreign aid. The first lady’s trip to Africa shows why he shouldn’t. First lady Melania Trump has wrapped up her first solo trip to Africa, where she made stops in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt — a subtle rejection of her husband’s nationalist and xenophobic worldview.

The point of Trump’s tour was to highlight all the ways US foreign aid is helping children in the developing world. But that goal was often overshadowed by media reports of her cringeworthy fashion choices, and few US news...

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By: Vox - Tuesday, 9 October

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