Melania Trump recycles $595 Veronica Beard jacket in Ghana

Melania Trump recycles $595 Veronica Beard jacket in Ghana

Melania Trump recycles $595 Veronica Beard jacket in Ghana

The Emintsimadze Palace was decked in Ghana and United States flags, with a banner carrying a picture of American First Lady and the inscription, "Akwaaba to Cape Coast H.E. Melania Trump".

Melania was clearly very fond of last year's look, because she paired the jacket with a near-identical ensemble for her trip to Cape Coast Castle, a former slave trading fort that is located around 90 miles from the Ghanaian capital of Accra.

The first lady also had a private tea and gift exchange with her Ghanaian counterpart, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

With the Africa visit, the first lady aims to take "Be Best" and its focus on opioid abuse and online behaviour to an global audience. She also has stops planned this week in Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.

Trump has typically stayed out of the spotlight since her husband became president yet she has made headlines for rare public appearances. It's hard to forget, mostly because of that less-than-subtle message scrawled across the back: "I really don't care do u?"

The two first met last week in NY at a reception on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, where Trump spoke about her upcoming trip.

But as she attempts to step out of her husband's shadow, the Africa trip has been seen as an attempt for her to carve her own diplomatic path.

The US First Lady holds a baby during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, on October 2, 2018.

Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said the Africa tour is close to her heart.

"We both love Africa".

Osabarima Kwesi Atta welcomed her warmly to ancient city, and to his Palace, and then briefed her on the history and contemporary issues of the Region and its people. President Donald Trump reportedly used a vulgar and insulting term to describe African nations.

Former President Barack Obama, the only black USA president, toured the castle with his family in 2009 and said it was a reminder of "the capacity of human beings to commit great evil".

During that visit, Barack Obama gave a speech to parliament saying "Africa doesn't need strongmen, it needs strong institutions".

He also toured the Cape Coast Castle, a former slavery outpost, with his family.

On Tuesday, President Trump openly mocked the university professor who made the allegations, drawing scorn from critics who said such taunts deterred survivors of assault.

Meanwhile, First Lady Getrude Mutharika returns home Wednesday in time to welcome the US Firs Lady.

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