First Lady Melania Trump reveals her attitude regarding #MeToo accusers during ABC interview
Melania Trump’s first TV interview is set to air on Friday where she discusses the White House and the #MeToo movement. They aired her sit-down with ABC News’ Tom Llamas in part on ‘Good Morning America’ Wednesday morning.
Llamas interviewed Trump in Kenya during her tour of four African countries and asked about her time as First Lady, what she had found most surprising about her position and time in the White House, and Trump replied:
“It is sad to see that organizations and foundations I want to partner with choose not to, because of the administration. I feel they are choosing politics over helping others.”
Upon Llamas’ question on how she would respond to anyone who might question if she stands with the woman she said:
“I do stand with women, but we need to show the evidence. You cannot just say to somebody, I was, you know, 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,”
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It’s her first words on the #MeToo movement since it was thrown back into the national spotlight during hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Her remarks included some of the first comments she made about the #MeToo movement which helped to identify, publicize and protest harassment and sexual assault against a woman and adds:
“I support the women and they need to be heard. We need to support them and also men, not just women.”
Llamas asked her thoughts on men who got treated unfairly after publicly being accused of sexual misconduct to which she responded that hard evidence is needed before allegations get made. Llamas asked what she saw as hard evidence and to name examples to which she responded:
“I would not talk about it. They know who they are.”
During Trump’s visit to Kenya she had an exciting encounter during her visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi. She got the amazing opportunity to feed baby elephants and a youngster boisterously bumped into her. The baby elephant caused no harm, but it was an unforgettable experience after which Trump was treated to a game drive.
Trump’s visit to Africa also aimed to promote her ‘Be Best’ initiative, which focuses on opioid abuse and online behavior. She concentrated on this initiative during her visit to Ghana where she met with the country’s first lady, Akufo-Addo.
After enjoying traditional dancing from a group of school children waving Ghanaian and American flags, they went to Greater Accra Regional Hospital. Trump got a tour where they shared with her what they do and before leaving she gave the mothers at the hospital gifts of teddy bears wrapped in white baby blankets carrying the logo of her initiative, ‘Be Best.’
Trump thoroughly enjoyed her day in the warm and welcoming country of Ghana, her first stop during her solo trip to Africa.