On Monday, First Lady Melania Trump announced that she is planning a solo trip to Africa in October. The irony that she will be visiting nations that her husband called “s--thole countries" is not lost on the internet.
According to The Washington Post she said in a statement:
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.
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President Trump did more than ruffle a few feathers last January when he referred to countries in Africa and Haiti as "s--thole countries" during a White House meeting on immigration.
It didn't take long for Twitter to point out the irony after Melania Trump announced her plans for the trip:
Some commenters said they think she may be doing it intentionally to troll her husband:
While others thought she might be planning her escape:
Describing her intentions with regard to the trip, Melania also said in her 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. I look forward to highlighting the successful humanitarian work and development programs being done in many of the countries.
Other theories about the trip included:
Twitter user RealHousewifeofCA defended the first lady's decision:
The trip will include multiple countries, though the specific itinerary hasn't been nailed down yet. However, there's no doubt Melania Trump is counting the days until her departure.
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