"I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court", the First Lady told reporters traveling with her in Egypt on her first solo trip. So, should that be the case here, let us not be distracted: thanks to a white woman, Judge Brett Kavanaugh is nearly certainly going to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, President Donald Trump has mocked a survivor of sexual assault, and Ivanka Trump continues to be complicit in her father's administration.
And while she generously dished out warm smiles and happy waves, the first lady also used her four-nation tour of Africa to draw some firmer boundaries between her own views and those of her husband the president.
The First Lady wore a pith helmet while on Safari in Kenya.
Melania was due to meet President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt's First Lady, Entissar El-Sisi, and tour the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, her spokeswoman said.
With #FLOTUSinAfricaBingo many are documenting her "tone-deaf fashion" and stereotypes choices.
"It's likely that including Egypt on the agenda is meant to serve as an expression of Donald Trump's friendship with President Sisi", said Timothy Kaldas of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy.
With a child's hand clasped in each of hers, Mrs. Trump led the group up a walkway toward the home for orphaned infants, sashaying to the music as she approached a bank of waiting news cameras.
Mrs Trump also visited the Kenya National Threatre where she and Mrs Kenyatta were treated to cultural performances. "It's a reflection of her outdated understanding of Africa", wrote Kim Yi Dionne, a writer covering Africa politics.
As well as the national park, she visited an orphanage and watched a children's performance at the city's national theatre.