"If we're talking about the Supreme Court and Judge Kavanaugh, I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court", she said.
While in Africa, Trump has gone into nearly no specifics about her visit, except to say that she has hoped to learn more about life in Africa and to promote her child-focused "Be Best" platform.
It's not the first time Trump has been in the news for an outfit. "It's a reflection of her outdated understanding of Africa", wrote Kim Yi Dionne, a writer covering Africa politics. Many were puzzled, including CNN White House reporter Kate Bennett, who has covered Trump extensively.
The First Lady laughed as she admitted she's told her husband to put the phone down amid one of his famed rants.
But Saturday's Egypt look has taken the biscuit. To critics, the helmet is an unmistakable colonial symbol.
This time, the criticism for wearing a pith helmet, which many say has direct ties to European imperialism and colonialism, while on a safari in Kenya. As photos from the visit show, she donned a white pith helmet.
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The Trump administration recently chose to again allow Americans to import the body parts of African elephants shot for sport.
There she led a line of children singing to traditional music.
The first lady was captured taking pictures of animals on her iPhone and peering through binoculars. She is expected in Kenya anytime.
She demonstrated her independence from her husband in ways large and small - like talking up US foreign aid that he's tried to slash and ignoring the Fox-only edict that the president imposes on TV screens when he's aboard Air Force One. According to the Associated Press, she said the visit was "a solemn reminder of a time in our history that should never be forgotten".
US First Lady Melania Trump cosied up to baby elephants and went on safari in Kenya on Friday, on the third leg of a solo tour of Africa that has contrasted with the ongoing tumult in Washington.
The former model had a terse rejoinder when asked about that: "I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear".