Melania Trump Speaks: Accusers 'Need To Have Really Hard Evidence'

Joann Johnston
October 10, 2018

Melania Trump is airing her support for sexual assault survivors, but also wants proof of their claims.

In the clip released this morning, ABC News's Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas was not shown asking the First Lady to specify what she mean by "hard evidence".

"I support the women, and they need to be heard".

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

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First Lady Melania Trump spoke out about the #MeToo movement, saying she supports women but that accusers "need to show the evidence".

"They need to be heard", she said. "And, you know, also men, not just women".

Last month when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward with accusations that Kavanaugh attacked her in high school, breaking her silence after many years, people used Twitter to share the many reasons why they didn't report their own sexual assaults. Kavanaugh denied those, as has Trump. You can not just say to somebody, I was, you know, sexually assaulted and or you did that to me, ' states Melania. You can not just say to somebody "I was sexually assaulted, ' or 'you did that to me". "You can not just say to somebody, 'I was sexually assaulted, ' or, 'You did that to me, ' because sometimes the media goes too far".

After describing how she was being blackballed, when Llamas asked her to name names she said: "I would not talk about it, they know who they are". He has called them all liars.

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