Melania Trump on #MeToo: I Support Women, But...

'We need to have hard evidence,' first lady says in new interview
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2018 12:34 PM CDT

The first lady offers her thoughts on the #MeToo movement in a new interview with ABC News' Tom Llamas set to air in its entirety Friday night. "I support the women and they need to be heard. We need to support them, and also men, not just women," Melania Trump said in a preview of the sit-down shown on Good Morning America Wednesday. Asked if she thinks some accused men have been treated unfairly, Trump, who was in Kenya while on her tour of Africa when the interview was filmed, responded, "We need to have really hard evidence that, you know, that if you accuse [someone] of something, show the evidence."

Asked to clarify, she continued, "I do stand with women but we need to show the evidence. You cannot just say to somebody, I was, you know, sexually assaulted or you did that to me—because sometimes the media goes too far and the way they portray some stories, it's not correct. It's not right." Per the Evening Standard, the full interview also delves into such touchy subjects as allegations that President Trump has not been faithful to her ... and that controversial jacket she once wore. (More Melania Trump stories.)

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