Asked about the #MeToo movement and the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, she delivered what appeared to be a rehearsed response: She saidshe was glad both he and his accuser - a woman whose account Donald Trump publicly mocked - had been heard.
However, she told reporters of her husband Donald Trump'sTwitter habits that she doesn't "always agree with what he tweets".
Image copyright Reuters Image caption The US First Lady's decision to wear a pith helmet on safari in Kenya has drawn criticism. And sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn't.
Meanwhile, back at CNN, they were recollecting the good old days when former first lady Michelle Obama wore bright, colorful outfits on her trips to the continent - not pith hemets. The style was frequently worn by European travelers and explorers visiting areas such as Africa, Southeast Asia, and the tropics in the late 19th Century, and by military personnel from countries such as Britain, France, Spain, and Italy while commanding colonial armies. Photo credit: jimhealth.tvMelania Trump being warmly received in Malawi as she touched down from Ghana.
The jacket also caused debates that provoked the American president to explain that she was sending the message to "Fake News Media" and not the detained kids.
The controversial wardrobe choice was interpreted to mean that the First Lady was out of touch with African history.
"I have my own voice and my opinions and it's very important for me that I express what I feel", she added.
Still, it was hard to overlook the disconnect between the goodwill Melania Trump exuded on her trip and the Trump administration's hard-edge approach to foreign aid.
First lady Melania Trump walks with singing children as shevisits the Nest Orphanage in Limuru, Kenya, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.
Melania Trump shot back at critics Saturday, telling reporters she hoped people would talk more about her four-country trip to Africa and less about her fashion choices. Trump made her "Be Best" initiative a focus of the trip.
"I'm not elected, he's the president", the First Lady said. "I'm glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard", Trump said, referring to psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her.
It didn't take long for the typically reserved USA first lady to dive fully into the moment.
The First Lady held a one-hour meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his wife at the palace, the longest of her tour, and was then driven to the United States embassy before heading to the Pyramids of Giza. "It's a attractive thing to see", he tweeted.