Melania Trump on #MeToo: Accusers Need to Show Evidence of Assault

Lawrence Kim
October 11, 2018

"You need to have really hard evidence, that, you know, if you accuse of something, show the evidence", Trump said.

First Lady Melania Trump said in an interview with "Good Morning America" that she stands with women of the #MeToo movement but it is necessary to consider evidence behind accusations of sexual assault or misconduct. We need to support them.

ABC News reporter Tom Llamas interviewed Melania Trump during her trip to Africa for a "20/20" special to air October 12.

Mrs Trump was interviewed on a trip to Kenya by US TV network ABC and asked whether she supports the #MeToo movement.

The former supermodel also told the ABC News anchor that the "most surprising thing" about her role as first lady has been the number of humanitarian organizations that have refused to work with her because of the president's politics. "Because sometimes the media goes so far and they way they portray some stories, it's not correct".

Mrs Trump spoke out as her husband appointed Brett Kavanaugh as a new Supreme Court Justice despite sexual assault allegations made against him. She added that she supports women, and also men. "And, you know, also men, not just women", Mrs Trump said.

The interview, which was conducted while Trump was touring Africa, will air in full on Friday. Some people talked about feeling shame, others said they wanted to forget the assault.

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