Melania Trump on #MeToo: If you make a sexual assault accusation, you ‘need to show the evidence’

Amid today’s highly politicized #MeToo Movement, first lady Melania Trump said she stand with women who say they have been sexually harassed, but the running headline in the liberal media was that Mrs. Trump said accusers must show “hard evidence.”

The first lady was asked to comment on the issue during an interview with ABC News reporter Tom Llama and was clear that she supports victims of sexual abuse.

“I support the women,” Mrs. Trump said. “They need to be heard. We need to support them. And also men, not just women.”

The remarks were included in a preview clip of an upcoming ABC special on the first lady that aired Wednesday on “Good Morning America.”

Mrs. Trump, who embarked on a solo trip to Africa last week, did suggest the burden of proof lies with the accusers.

US First Lady Melania Trump walks (C-L) walks with her Egyptian counterpart Intissar Amer al-Sisi (C-R) upon arrival at Cairo International Airport in Cairo, October 6, 2018, for the final stop on the former's 4-country tour through Africa. (Photo by DOUG MILLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOUG MILLS/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit DOUG MILLS/AFP/Getty Images)


“We need to have really hard evidence that if you’re accused of something, show the evidence,” the first lady said.

She was asked to respond to critics who say she needs “to stand with women.”

“I do stand with women,” Trump answered. “But we need to show the evidence.”

(Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

“You cannot just say to somebody you know ‘I was sexually assaulted’ or, ‘You did that to me,’ because sometimes the media goes too far,” she continued. “And the way they portray some stories, it’s not correct. It’s not right.”

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh come to mind?

In commenting on what has surprised her the most as first lady, Trump remarked on how certain groups in America refuse to work with her in her childhood well-being and anti-bullying campaign because of politics.

“It’s sad to see that organizations and foundations I want to partner with choose not to because of the administration,” Trump said. “I feel they are choosing politics over helping others.”



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