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Melania Trump’s First Big Solo Trip Isn’t Going So Well

First lady Melania Trump was met by demonstrators holding sings referring to her husband’s previous horrible remarks upon arriving in Malawi Thursday morning.

Associated Press reported that the demonstrators, who were white, included one couple held up a clever sign that said, “Welcome to Malawi. #NOTASHITHOLE!”, a reference to President Donald Trump‘s racist remarks earlier in 2018 in which he said that immigrants coming from Haiti and African countries are from “s*ithole countries.”

One sign read “69 Days Past the Deadline to Reunite Families,” referring to the evil Trump administration’s racist child-abducting zero tolerance immigration policy that led to the tearing apart of thousands of families this year.

The protestors were part of many children and women who went to Kamuzu International Airport so they could greet the first lady.

Melania’s trip to Malawi was the second stop on her four-nation African tour, part of her first big solo international trip as the first lady.

While in Malawi, Melania Trump toured outdoor classrooms in Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe, a school which receives education help from the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID).

“I wanted to be here to see the successful programs that [the] United States is providing the children and thank you for everything you’ve done,” she said. The U.S. ambassador gifted over 1.4 million books that were paid for via a national reading program that is funded by the United States.

“Meeting those children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here,” Melania later said during the visit. “I was heartened to spend time with the students and was honored to donate school supplies and soccer balls.” The soccer balls as well as tote bags donated for the teachers bore the logo of “Be Best,” the child well-being initiative she launched earlier this year and is promoting on the trip.

Earlier in the week, the first lady also visited what was once a slave holding facility in Ghana.

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