Melania Trump Says Visit To Former Slave Trading Fort Was 'Very Emotional'

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Melania Trump is known for being particular fashion-forward with her style choices - but on Wednesday the first lady opted for a fashion flashback when she recycled a $595 military jacket during her trip to Ghana.

Mrs Trump and Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady of Ghana, watch traditional dancers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018.

Mrs. Trump spent 10 minutes inside the cramped male slave dungeon.

The Flotus charmed locals with her easy, relaxed manner, and appeared delighted when given the chance to cuddle an adorable baby boy during a visit to the city's Greater Accra Regional Hospital.

The first lady saw how babies are weighed - they're placed in sacks that are then hung from a hook attached to a scale.

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First lady Melania Trump on Wednesday visited a facility in Ghana where slaves were held before being sent overseas and said she will "never forget" it.

The 17th century Cape Coast castle, now a monument, has attracted world dignitaries including America's first black President Barack Obama and his family, who also shared their emotions at the site.

Photographs of the two first ladies featured on the front pages of major newspapers in Ghana while the visit was talked about on morning radio shows.

A tour guide told Mrs Trump the story of the castle and how the slaves were treated and traded off.

But what differs from her predecessors' swings is that the sunny messaging during Trump's trip to Africa falls at odds with her husband's policies, say public health experts and leaders of nongovernmental organizations.

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She arrived in Ghana on the first stop of her first solo worldwide trip as first lady, a tour of Africa, a continent her husband has been reported to have referred to derisively.

The first lady wants to highlight the work of the US Agency for International Development, even as her husband looks to slash aid and restrict it to perceived friendly nations.

In August of this year, Melania re-wore a $1,280 striped shirt dress by designer Adam Lippes, having first stepped out in the number back in March during a visit to Palm Beach's St. Mary's Medical Center, where she delivered Easter baskets to young children.

"I don't think I have ever heard her name, Melania".

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In addition to Ghana, the first lady is due to visit Malawi, Kenya and Egypt before returning to Washington early on October 7.