Melania Trump Says Survivors Need to Show Hard Evidence of Assault

Carla Harmon
October 10, 2018

ABC News' Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas sat down with the first lady for a wide-ranging interview during her first solo trip overseas to Africa earlier this month.

"I support the women and they need to be heard", Melania Trump said of the movement in general.

In a one-on-one interview with Trump in Egypt, Llamas asked the first lady her thoughts on #MeToo and supporting women.


Llamas said that some people might take the first lady's statement to mean that she doesn't actually support women.

First Lady Melania Trump says #MeToo victims who were sexually abused by men should only come forward if they have proof. Because sometimes the media goes too far and the way they portray some stories [that are] not correct.

The full interview with Melania Trump will air Friday, where she will discuss a variety of topics, including the infamous "I Don't Really Care, Do U?" jacket she wore on her way to visit detained immigrants at the southern border. Kavanaugh denied those, as has Trump.


First Lady Melania Trump said women who make sexual assault accusations "need to be heard" - but so do men.

She said to ABC host Tom Llamas, broadcast Wednesday, that groups are "chosing the politics over helping others", as they don't want to be associated with him. Allegations of sexual misconduct by multiple women almost derailed the Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, who vehemently denied the allegations.


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