Leftists and feminists were hoping they could use President Trump’s alleged philandering to bait First Lady Melania Trump into being an outspoken advocate of #MeToo following the Kavanaugh witch hunt, but their hopes have been dashed.
In her upcoming interview with Tom Llamas of ABC, Melania Trump endorsed the #MeToo movement insofar as the accusers can produce “hard evidence” to support their claims. The FLOTUS also tacitly endorsed her husband and stepsons’ call to support accused men as well.
“I support the women, and they need to be heard,” Melania says in the interview. “We need to support them, and you know, also men, not just women.”
The First Lady’s words echo that of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who had defended America’s founding principles of due process and the presumption of innocence.
“I do stand with women, but we need to show the evidence,” Melania said. “You cannot just say to somebody, ‘I was sexually assaulted,’ or, ‘You did that to me,’ because sometimes the media goes too far. The way they portray some stories, it’s not correct. It’s not right.”
During the 2016 election, Melania dismissed the accusations of sexual misconduct against her husband as political hit jobs. She also dismissed the “Access Hollywood” tape where he bragged about women letting him “grab ’em by the p***y” as “boy talk.”
The full interview with Melania Trump will air Friday, where she will discuss a variety of topics, including the infamous “I Don’t Really Care, Do U?” jacket she wore on her way to visit detained immigrants at the southern border.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 10, 2018