Melania Trump’s visit to Africa last week got scant coverage.
True, the Kavanaugh news blotted out anything else from our mainstream media.
You had to search to find out much about the First Lady’s trip. Right there it tells you it was successful.
Can you imagine the coverage had Michelle Obama made this trip? Wall to wall, magazine covers popping, praise dripping articles would have flooded us.
Two important things happened on Melania’s trip, however.
First, she visited a former slave outpost in Ghana. As americanthinker.com relates, “on her second day of her solo trip to Africa, she visited Cape Coast Castle, a 17th-century fortress along Ghana’s coast that once served as a holding facility for the transatlantic slave trade. The castle is now a museum, together with other 40 existing former slave warehouses along the Ghana coast. The castles shipped most of their slaves (estimated at 20 million) to America and Brazil.
“While the African nations preserve their heritage of the past, here, in the United States, social justice activists consider preservation as shameful, reason for which the historic monuments and sites associated with slavery have to be destroyed.
“It is quite suspicious that this destructive “trend” appeared as soon as Donald Trump won the presidential election in 2016. I have never heard of an organized or systematic destruction or desecration of monuments and sites during the Bush or Obama administrations. I repeat, ‘organized or systematic.’”
Could the First Lady’s visit be a subtle message on this topic of the preservation of history?
Then, there was her trip to Egypt, a Muslim country. While there she wore this:
She met the Egyptian president, el-Sisi wearing this tailored version of a man’s suit. She is stating in her way to them that a woman should be treated as an equal to men. It’s quite a statement in a Muslim country that usually wants women in robes and head coverings.
Instead of this she was criticized by our media for the hat she wore on safari in Kenya:
The Daily Beast writes:
First Lady Melania Trump donned a white pith helmet during a safari in Kenya on Friday, which some claim is “evocative of colonialists,” CNN reports. The network reported that the helmet was often worn by “European militaries in their colonies throughout Africa and in India,” and soon became a “popular sun hat” for European tourists in the 1930s. Matt Carotenuto, a historian at St. Lawrence University, compared wearing the hat to showing up to an “Alabama cotton farm in a confederate uniform.” “Her attire is a signal of her understanding of what Africa is in 2018,” Kim Yi, a politics professor at the University of California, Riverside, told The New York Times. “It’s tired and it’s old and it’s inaccurate.” Trump, whose sartorial choices have gotten her in trouble in the past, is currently on her first extended international tour and will visit Egypt as her next and last stop.
That’s the Leftist media. They miss the big picture to focus on false claims of racism.