First Lady Melania Trump Arrives in Ghana on Solo International Trip

A beaming Melania Trump arrived on her first solo overseas tour today visiting four African countries, landing in Accra, the capital of Ghana.

There to receive her was Ghana's First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

She landed in the capital of Accra on Tuesday morning after an overnight flight from Washington and was welcomed to the West African nation with dancing and drumming and schoolchildren waving mini USA and Ghanaian flags.

She is expected to use her visit to promote her "Be Best" child welfare initiative throughout Africa.

The first lady then visited a newly constructed wing of the hospital to visit babies in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Read some reactions to her visit below as she plans to continue to Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.

Trump also visited a baby clinic where she saw babies getting weighed as part of a nutritional program and distributed teddy bears wrapped in baby blankets.

Trump, 48, also had tea with Ghana's first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, at the presidential palace, known as the Jubilee House.

But as Melania Trump attempts to step out of her husband's shadow, this trip has been seen as an attempt for her to carve her own diplomatic path.

Commuters were caught on camera looking on without any interest in the First Lady as documented by Jennifer Jacobs, White House reporter for Bloomberg News.

First lady Melania Trump holds a baby as she visits Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, Ghana, on October 2, 2018. It also portrays Trump as a first lady who is passionate about serious issues.

  • Kyle Peterson