Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Melania Trump: Women who say they're victims 'need evidence'

Melania Trump: Women who say they're victims 'need evidence'

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

Melania Trump had two big moments this week - her first solo trip as the First Lady and a sit-down interview with Good Morning America. "We need to support them and also men, not just women".

When asked what she found to be the most surprising thing about her position as first lady, Trump said she was disappointed to find associations that declined to collaborate with her.

"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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Melania Trump on ABC News, Wednesday.

Melania Trump in Egypt, October 2018.

"I feel they are choosing politics over helping others", she said. You can not just say to somebody, "I was sexually assaulted" or 'You did that to me, ' because sometimes the media goes too far in the way they portray some stories.

A main push of the First Lady's advocacy in office has centered around fighting cyber bullying, something which she's passionate about. President Trump is pushing the conspiracy theory that Kavanaugh protesters were paid actors, financed by George Soros. Recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had his confirmation stalled for weeks due to allegations of sexual misconduct for multiple women. "It's not right", she added.

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