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Melania Trump on #MeToo: Accusers Need to Show Evidence of Assault

10 October 2018, 09:08 | Elsie Buchanan

US First Lady Melania Trump chose a particularly controversial outfiit in Nairobi. AFP Saul Loeb

US First Lady Melania Trump chose a particularly controversial outfiit in Nairobi. AFP  Saul Loeb

Melania Trump, who sat down with Tom Llamas in Kenya as she toured four African countries, also got asked what has surprised her most about her time as First Lady.

ABC News reporter Tom Llamas interviewed Melania Trump during her trip to Africa for a "20/20" special to air October 12. Mrs. Trump said, "I support the women, and they need to be heard".

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She says when there are accusations there needs to be "really hard evidence" and accusers should "show the evidence".

"I feel they are choosing the politics over helping others", she said. The reporter did follow-up on the First Lady's comment by noting that some in the audience might react by saying "you need to stand with women". "You can not 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 not correct".

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Trump also said that some organizations and foundations were unwilling to partner with her due to their distaste for the administration in another portion of the interview aired on Tuesday.

Even so, the first lady couldn't totally escape having a frank conversation about #MeToo. You can not just say to somebody, I was, you know, sexually assaulted and or you did that to me, ' states Melania.

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