As dancers performed and music played, she adjusted her jacket (Ralph Lauren), pulled her hat (Chanel) down over her eyes, and ensured that every angle was captured as her tour through Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt came to a close Saturday.
"I don't always agree [with] what he tweets, and I tell him that", the first lady said.
"The first lady did a tremendous job representing our country in Africa - like no one has before", he said in a statement on Sunday.
With that in mind, it wouldn't hurt if she stopped thinking she was the one mistreated by the people and actually made an effort to dress appropriately from time to time as to avoid such scandals.
"I'm glad that Dr. Ford was heard".
Washington has been gripped by high drama for days, from the testimony of Dr Christine Blasey Ford - who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault - to protests against his nomination and an FBI investigation into the allegations surrounding the judge.
However, she declined to say if she believed the accusations.
The first lady received warm welcomes everywhere she went - though there were some reminders of her husband's strained relations with the continent, which he has yet to visit as president.
Asked about her wardrobe choices, the first lady lamented the fact that her clothes drew more attention than her work on children's issues.
First, the 48-year-old faced criticism for her decision to wear a white "pith" helmet on safari in Kenya.
Trump's outfits have also struck a chord with voters, who have mostly praised her colorful choices.
"I wish people would focus on what I do, not what I wear", she said bluntly.
First Lady Melania Trump landed in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday Morning. 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.
As for whether she's ever told him to put his phone down, she said, "yes", with a laugh.
"Sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn't", Melania continued. It was at Greater Accra Regional Hospital that she plucked a chubby baby boy from the arms of the woman holding him.
"I give my honest opinion and honest advice".
She was speaking in the shadow of the Sphinx, the mysterious carved monument that has stood on the outskirts of what is now modern-day Cairo for millennia, having earlier met with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al Sisi and his wife Intissar Amer at the presidential palace in the Egyptian capital.
Dressed in riding pants, boots and a white safari hat, she took photos and peered through binoculars for a closer look at zebras, giraffes, impalas, rhinos and hippos. Some wanted to know just what kind of influence she really has over her husband. "That we care and we want to show the world we care".