by Staff writer
During a recent interview with ABC News, US first lady Melania Trump said women who make accusations of sexual misconduct against men “need to have really hard evidence.”
“If you accuse (someone) of something, show the evidence,” Melania said in a sit-down interview with ABC News that took place in Kenya last week during her visit to Africa.
Trump also said she supports women, but she echoed her husband, President Donald Trump, adding that men need to be supported, too.
“I support the women and they need to be heard,” said Trump. “We need to support them and, you know, also men, not just women.”
She added that women who come forward as victims should be prepared to back up their claims.
“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, it’s not correct, it’s not right,” said the first lady.
Mrs Trump made a similar comment back in 2016 when her husband was accused of sexual assault.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, at least 13 women accused Donald Trump of misbehavior ranging from sexual harassment to sexual assault.
Melania Trump told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in October 2016: “Every assault should be taken care of in a court of law. And to accuse, no matter who it is, a man or a woman, without evidence is damaging and unfair.”