- appealed to the first lady one of the Internet users, quoting lines from the songs of the king of pop. The first lady also witnessed the handover of a batch of textbooks donated by a USA global developmental agency.
The former model had a terse rejoinder when asked about that: "I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear".
Then came the fashion show.
Yesterday, she was also made fun of for a look similar to Michael Jackson's iconic Smooth Criminal suit and hat.
The First Lady wraps up her 7 day trip to Africa and will be returning to Washington on Sunday. Most of the trip was business.
Like the president, Trump has eschewed long-held American ideas of how those who make the White House home ought to conduct themselves.
Due to health reasons, she didn't accompany Donald to Canada or when he met with Kim Jong-un in Singapore.
The president, for his part, said he was pleased with what he saw.
Seay insists that the valuable focus of a first lady could have been better applied in contexts that felt more representative of the triumphs and challenges of today's Africa.
At a photo shoot in Egypt trump appeared in a bright ensemble, which she complemented with a black tie and a hat.
"She works so hard and does it all out of love, " Trump added.
Melania faced backlash and mocking multiple times this week for the outfits she donned while on her solo tour of Africa. However, her choice of headgear has been questioned. With big smiles on her face - sometimes paired with the unfamiliar sound of her laughter - she cuddled babies and bottle-fed young elephants. "So we are helping the countries, and we are working hard for helping them, and we will continue to help". "I'm against any kind of abuse". While the president has notably in the past referred to African nations as part of a collection of "shithole countries", he struck a markedly different tone at the United Nations general assembly in NY last month, before Melania's departure. In addition, Mart Carotenuto said that this is no different to what she wore confederate attire during her visit to Alabama cotton farm.
Despite her expressed desires, a series of beige outfits Trump wore on her trip to Africa has been under scrutiny - not because critics find them unfashionable, but rather, because they say the clothing references harmful colonialist attitudes about the continent.
In Malawi, Melania visited the Chipala Primary School where she donated textbooks, balls and supplies to the pupils and teachers.
The first lady is, of course, no stranger to public commentary on her choice of dress.
Back at the orphanage, Mrs. Trump left the same way she arrived.
Pith helmets, otherwise known as "safari helmets" or topees, were worn primarily in the 18 and 19 centuries by European explorers.
Others urged that Trump be given some leeway as she stakes out an unconventional approach to her role.
In the end, she noted, he's the President and does what he likes. "And he praises her for it". Or at least his Twitter account.
However, following reports of her husband, President Donald Trump describing some African countries as a "shithole" in February, Mrs Trump's visit could also be an attempt to build diplomatic relations.
The first lady said she did not always agree with her husband's tweets and shared her opinions with him.