By Alicia Brunker
Nov 03, 2018 @ 1:45 pm

Melania Trump can't seem to escape the controversy surrounding her first solo trip as First Lady to Africa. 

First, her outfit choice of a white pith helmet — a historical symbol for colonialism — she wore for a safari ride in Kenya spurred some outrage from the media. 

FLOTUS's response? We should be more focused on what she does than what she wears. 

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The American people heard her loud and clear, and are now directing their attention to Melania's astronomical hotel bill. In a mere six hours, she cost tax payers $95,050 for a room she didn't even sleep in at the InterContinental Semiramis hotel. 

Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham confirmed to People that the First Lady did not stay at the hotel overnight. While curious about how the federal spending records got its information, Grisham did not directly dispute the figure. 

We're not sure how one incurs a tab that high at the luxury hotel, as room categories range from $119 to $699 per night. 

Alright, Melania, we're turning a blind eye to your wardrobe and have shifted our focus to your spending habits — please explain.