Melania Trump said the most surprising part about being first lady is finding out some organizations will not work with her because of her husband’s agenda.
“It’s sad to see that organizations and foundations I want to partner with choose not to because of the administration. I feel they are choosing politics over helping others,” Trump told ABC News in an interview taped during her trip to Africa last week.
Trump declined to name the organizations who have refused to partner with her.
“They know who they are. I don’t want to put them out in front of the world, but they know who they are,” she said.
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Trump visited Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt last week as part of her “Be Best” initiative to promote the well-being of children.
On the trip, Trump asserted her independence from her husband, who has been a polarizing figure in the U.S. and around the world.
“I have my own voice and my opinions,” she told reporters in Egypt.