She wore a pith helmet — seen as a symbol of colonialism — in Kenya. Kenya, like India, was colonised by the British.
Trump drew some criticism for wearing a white pith helmet during a safari in Kenya because of its association with the exploitation of Africans. That type of hat was favoured by 19th-century European colonialists.
It was not the first time her clothing choices have sparked controversy.
The first lady spurred outrage earlier this year when she wore a jacket bearing the words “I really don’t care, do u?” during a trip to a Texas shelter that housed migrant children separated from their parents.
(Inputs from Reuters)