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'This is who she is': The internet responds to Melania Trump's big smile during Africa trip

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Melania Trump touched down in Africa for her four-nation tour on Tuesday, and people are pleasantly surprised to see how happy she looks during her first solo international trip as the first lady.

Miles away from Washington, D.C., FLOTUS has been meeting with locals and leaders in a number of regions to learn more about U.S.-supported efforts affecting Africa’s health care and education as an extension of her “Be Best” initiative. But she also seems to be mending the harsh reputation that her host nations have of the Trump administration through her mere enjoyment of the people she’s met and the places she’s visited.

According to CNN’s Kate Bennett, who has been covering Melania Trump for nearly two years, this is the happiest she’s ever seen the first lady.

People on Twitter agree with Bennett’s sentiment — suggesting that it’s likely a result of her distance from her husband and the controversy surrounding his Supreme Court nominee.

Others haven’t neglected to point out President Trump’s family trophy hunting quite possibly the same elephants that FLOTUS is spending time with.

Regardless of the controversy surrounding the Trump administration and Melania Trump’s extended family, her communications director Stephanie Grisham told the New York Times that this happier Melania Trump is simply the first lady she knows.

“She loves meeting people, learning new things, and being around kids,” Grisham said. “This is who she is.”

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