In a much-anticipated interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” First Lady Melania Trump sits down to discuss a myriad of topics following her successful African trip.
In a preview that was recently aired, Trump answered questions about the #MeToo movement following the highly contentious confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump stated that women who are victims of sexual abuse “need to be heard”, but so do their male counterparts.
“I support the women and they need to be heard,” Trump told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in a snippet of an interview that aired Wednesday morning. “We need to support them and also men, not just women.”
Trump was then asked if she thought that men were being unfairly targeted and treated. The first lady replied that the accusers should provide proof to bolster their claim and not just their word.
“We need to have really hard evidence that if you’re accused of something, show the evidence,” the first lady told ABC during an interview taped during her four-nation tour of Africa last week.
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The entire interview will broadcast Friday evening at 10 p.m. on ABC.
Trump’s comments come less than a week after Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed amid allegations of sexual assault close to 40 years ago. The allegations were made by Christine Blasey Ford who claimed that during a high school party in 1982, the Supreme Court justice sexually assaulted her.
After the claims were made the #MeToo movement sprung into action doing their best to put a stop to a Kavanaugh confirmation.
President Trump who has also been on the receiving end of numerous sexual misconduct claims spoke up in defense of Kavanaugh and young men across the country. President Trump stated, “It is a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of.”
Finally, when Trump was asked if she supports the #MeToo movement, she said, “I do stand with women.”
“But we need to show the evidence,” Trump said. You cannot just say to somebody, ‘I was 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.”