The first lady announced on Monday that she is planning a solo trip to Africa this year, according to The Washington Post.
“This will be my first time traveling to Africa and I am excited to educate myself on the issues facing children throughout the continent, while also learning about its rich culture and history,” she said in a statement:
We are a global society and I believe it is through open dialogue and the exchanging of ideas that we have a real opportunity to learn from one another. I look forward to highlighting the successful humanitarian work and development programs being done in many of the countries.
She will be visiting multiple countries but has not specified her itinerary.
The announcement of the trip is ironic, given that her husband described Haiti and African nations as “shithole” countries in January and decided against restoring protections for immigrants from those regions.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” the president said, sources told The Washington Post.
Twitter users couldn’t help relishing the irony after the news was announced.
One woman was cautiously optimistic about the trip.
Some people speculated about what Trump will wear there.
Some wondered if she will steal her itinerary from Michelle Obama.
Although the first lady’s trip is supposed to be a solo journey, some wondered whether she will invite other family members ― like one of her game-hunting stepsons.
And one person noted the interesting timing of the trip.