Melania Trump Says #MeToo Accusers Need To ‘Show The Evidence’

10 October, 2018, 23:15 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • US First Lady Melania Trump chose a particularly controversial outfiit in Nairobi. AFP  Saul Loeb

USA first lady Melania Trump talks to media as she visits the ancient statue of Sphinx, with the body of a lion and a human head, at the historic Giza Pyramids site near Cairo, Egypt on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.

First lady Melania Trump minced no words when ABC's Tom Llamas asked how she felt about the ever-evolving #MeToo movement during her solo tour of Africa. "I do stand with women, but we need to show the evidence".

Trump said she supports women, but added that men need to be supported as well. But, she tells ABC News in an interview to be broadcast Friday, the women must produce "hard evidence" of the alleged assault/rape/sexual misconduct.


Trump also gave her thoughts on #MeToo, which seemed to boil down to supporting women when their claims can be backed by evidence. "We need to support them, and you know, also men, not just women". Because sometimes the media goes too far and the way they portray some stories [that are] not correct. "They don't have any facts", she had said. In the clip of Trump's interview with ABC News anchor Tom Llamas, the first lady made her position on reporting sexual assault loud and clear to survivors.

"I feel they're choosing the politics over helpings others", Melania Trump said, declining to spotlight any organizations in particular because she doesn't "want to put them out in front of the world".

First Lady Melania Trump said women who make sexual assault accusations "need to be heard" - but so do men.

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