Melania Trump responds to backlash for wearing colonial hat [PHOTOS]

Melania Trump

Melania Trump came under fire after she wore a white, “colonial-era pith helmet” during a Safari tour in Kenya. These types of hats were worn by Europeans when they colonized African countries back in the day.

Many read meanings to it and it is not known if the U.S first lady had any idea about what it stands for.

She was asked about her choice of headwear Melania Trump  said,

“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.”

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9915343e)
Melania Trump, Nelly Palmeris. First lady Melania Trump looks out over Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, during a safari guided by Nelly Palmeris. Melania Trump has fed baby elephants as she visits a national park in Kenya to highlight conservation efforts. The U.S. first lady also went on a quick safari. Mrs. Trump is on her first-ever visit to Africa and her first extended solo international trip as first lady
Melania Trump Africa, Nairobi, Kenya – 05 Oct 2018

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