First Lady Melania Trump: Women Need To Be Heard, But Also Show Evidence

U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrive for a group picture at the Royal Castle of Laeken in Brussels, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

First Lady Melania Trump expressed support for women claiming they have been the victims of sexual assault, saying they must be heard-but she says they also need to produce evidence.

Melania also criticized media coverage of allegations. 

According to CBS News:

“First lady Melania Trump said that women who accuse men of sexual misconduct need to “show the evidence,” and that men as well as women should be heard in cases of alleged sexual assault. Trump spoke with ABC News in an interview, a portion of which was aired on “Good Morning America” Wednesday. The interview, which was conducted while Trump was touring Africa, will air in full on Friday.

“I support the women, and they need to be heard,” Trump said when asked whether she supported the Me Too movement. “We need to support them, and also men, not just women.”

Trump said that there needs to be “really hard evidence” to prove that a man has committed any kind of sexual misconduct.

“I do stand with women. But we need to show the evidence,” she said. Echoing her husband and Republicans who have accused the press of eagerly reporting stories of misconduct without evidence, Trump added that “sometimes the media goes too far.”

“The way they portray some stories, it’s not correct. It’s not right,” she said.”