Melania Trump on #MeToo: Accusers ‘Need to Be Heard’ - But They Also Need to ‘Show the Evidence’

Monica Sanchez | October 10, 2018
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First Lady Melania Trump in an interview with ABC during her solo trip to Africa was asked for her take on the #MeToo movement.

Melania said that she supports women with claims of sexual assault and believes that “they need to be heard,” but that standard should apply to men, too.

“I support the women and they need to be heard,” said the First Lady. “We need to support them. And, you know, also men. Not just women.”

She added that accusers must “show the evidence” if they choose to come forward.  

“We need to have really hard evidence that if you accuse of something, show the evidence,” she said.

When asked to respond to critics who might say that she doesn’t “stand with women” because of her views or her husband's past remarks, Melania replied, “I do stand with women, but we need to show the evidence. You cannot just say to somebody, 'I was sexually assaulted,' or, 'You did that to me,' because sometimes the media goes too far in the way they portray some stories, it’s not correct. It’s not right.”

Check out the preview for her interview below. The full interview airs on ABC Friday at 10 P.M. ET.