"I have my own voice and my opinions, and it's very important for me that I express what I feel", she said. "The regime she's representing in Kenya is a white supremacist one whose policies & ideological grounding are a continuation of earlier forms of imperialism, represented by the pith helmet".
Trump then made a brief stop at the heavily-fortified U.S. Embassy in downtown Cairo, driving through streets almost deserted due to a national holiday marking the 45th anniversary of Egypt's 1973 war with Israel.
When pressed on whether she believed Christine Blasey Ford, Melania remained evasive, but added, "I think all the victims-we need to help all the victims, no matter what kind of abuse they had, but I am against any kind of abuse or violence".
Seay insists that the valuable focus of a first lady could have been better applied in contexts that felt more representative of the triumphs and challenges of today's Africa.
However, the Trump administration has proposed a raft of austerity measures to curtail U.S. funding of various programmes aimed at helping poor countries across the world.
Al Jazeera English journalist Hamza Mohamed also criticized her ensemble on Twitter as "a symbol of European colonial rule across Africa".
Trump flew to Cairo from Nairobi earlier on Saturday on the last stage of her visit to Africa.
After an outdoor book reading session, she was encircled by the same children she led up the driveway as they sang and danced some more.
The first lady came in for some criticism back home for her choice of headgear in Kenya.
She was briefed on the children living at the house for babies.
President Trump has praised his wife's work on social media, saying she is "doing really well in Africa".
French-US designer Hervé Pierre, who also designed her inauguration gown, is the first lady's stylist.
She temporarily lost her footing when an elephant made an unexpected move and got a little too close for her comfort.
She proceeded to dress nearly exclusively in tailored whites and tans (from a mix of mainly European luxury fashion brands), an aesthetic that really did make her look a bit like Jane Porter before she met that Tarzan chap. But she was braced from the rear by a Secret Service agent and resumed playing with the animals, laughing at their antics until it was time to head off on a 90-minute safari.
This incident did not seem to deter the first lady from approaching the elephants again. She walked up a pathway holding hands with two children, then began to sashay to the beat as she approached the building.
She closed her tour in Egypt by touring the pyramids and the Great Sphinx to highlight US -backed preservation efforts there. The visit also included promoting the work of the U.S. Agency for International Development, whose funding President Donald Trump has twice proposed slashing by almost a third. It was her first major solo trip overseas and a rare example of a time when she has answered questions by reporters on a variety of topics. Trump has twice tried unsuccessfully to slash USAID's budget by a third. That being said, it seems like she is sick and exhausted of people worrying about her wardrobe.
And yet, in that ideal world, the First Lady would actually have something to say.