Melania Trump returned from her trip to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt as part of her signature "Be Best" initiative. The first lady's fashion choices while in Africa drew criticism, especially a white pith helmet, which was often perceived as a symbol of European colonial rule.

Nikki Haley resigned this week, saying she would be leaving her post as U.N. ambassador by the end of the year. President Trump announced her departure, sparking speculation as to who would be her replacement.

In Erie, Pa., President Trump also spoke at a rally endorsing the Republican ticket.

Controversial rapper Kanye West visited the White House on Thursday to discuss a range of topics. West, donning a "Make America Great Again" hat, emphatically talked about a number of issues, including crime in Chicago, the 13th Amendment, potential future clemencies, and his adoration of Trump.