Melania Trump Has Told Donald To Put His Phone Down
The First Lady has given some rare candid comments on President Trump's tweeting as she wrapped up her tour of Africa.
Speaking to reporters in Giza, Melania Trump said she doesn't always agree with what her husband tweets but isn't afraid of letting him know about it either.
"I give him my honest opinion and honest advice. And sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn't," Trump said.
"But I have my own voice and my opinions. And it's very important to me that I express what I feel."
Trump also said none of the host nations she visited had brought up recent comments her husband made around African nations which have been slammed as derogatory.
"Nobody discussed that with me and I never heard him saying those comments," she said.
The First Lady was also asked whether she ever tells her husband to put his phone down, to which she responded "yes" before laughing with reporters.
Weighing in on the Senate's decision to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a justice in the Supreme Court, Trump said he was highly qualified for the role and said she was glad both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr Christine Basley Ford, had been heard.
"We need to be help all the victims no matter what kind of abuse they had," she added, when asked whether she believed Dr Ford who last week publicly claimed she had been sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh in high school.
It comes as her husband celebrated Kavanaugh's win from the U.S. heralding his confirmation as a "big day for America" and describing his a "good man" and "great nominee."
The First Lady's described her first major solo international tour as "incredible" and "unforgettable" and said she wanted her trip to send a message that the U.S. cared.
"We are helping the countries and we're working hard for helping them, and we will continue to do so," she said.
Trump visited Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt on her tour this week and said she was pleased to see the efforts of USAID in those countries.
But while her tour has generally been good for White House PR, it hasn't been without its controversy, with her choice of fashion again facing strong backlash.
Her wardrobe came under fire after she was snapped wearing “colonial-style” outfits, including a white pith helmet -- which has been widely criticised on Twitter as a symbol of European colonial rule.
But the First Lady hit back at critics saying she wanted people talk about her trip not about what she wears.
"That's very important what I do, what we doing with USAID, and what I do with my initiatives," Trump said.
"And I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear."
President Trump has yet to visit the African continent since he took office in 2017.