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Melania hits back at critics of her white pith helmet

By Reuters
07 October 2018   |   5:20 am
First lady Melania Trump hits back at critics who say she made a mistake by wearing a white pith helmet in Kenya, a hat favoured by 19th century European colonialists, because of its association with the exploitation of Africans.

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