Melania Trump weighs in on the #MeToo movement as she chats to ABC News’ Tom Llamas in a new interview for “Good Morning America”.
The 48-year-old, who married Donald Trump in 2005, insists the public need to show the same amount of respect for the men being accused of sexual assault as they do the women.
Trump, who was speaking while on her first international solo trip to Africa, shares, “I support the women and they need to be heard. We need to support them and also men, not just women.”
“We need to have really hard evidence that if you’re accused of something, show the evidence,” says the former model. “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 and the way they portray some stories, it’s not correct. It’s not right.”
Trump’s comments come after the president recently hit headlines for defending Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women, including Christine Blasey Ford.
The wide-ranging “GMA” interview also sees Trump get asked about the “most surprising” part of being the first lady.
She shares, “It’s sad to see that organizations and foundations I want to partner with choose not to because of the administration. And I feel like they’re choosing the politics over helping others.”
Trump adds, when asked if she can give specific examples: “I would not talk about it. They know who they are. I don’t want to put them out in front of the world but they know who they are.”