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Melania on #MeToo: ‘Need to have really hard evidence,’ because ‘sometimes the media goes too far’
First lady Melania Trump speaks out about the #MeToo movement — and also defends men. (Image source: Twitter video screenshot)

Melania on #MeToo: ‘Need to have really hard evidence,’ because ‘sometimes the media goes too far’

First lady Melania Trump minced no words when ABC's Tom Llamas asked how she felt about the ever-evolving #MeToo movement during her solo tour of Africa.

Defending both men and women, Trump decried the media sensationalism when covering such delicate topics.

What did she say?

In a one-on-one interview with Trump in Egypt, Llamas asked the first lady her thoughts on #MeToo and supporting women.

The interview came in the wake of the controversial hearings in which Justice Brett Kavanaugh defended himself from allegations of sexual assault in the early 1980s.

Llamas asked, "What is your take about the #MeToo movement ... do you believe in [the women], do you support the #MeToo movement?"

Trump responded that she does support the women behind the #MeToo movement — but noted that she supports men, too.

"I support the women, and they need to be heard," Trump began. "We need to support them.

"And also, you know, also men. Not just women," she added

Llamas responded by asking if Trump felt that men accused have been treated unfairly as a result of the #MeToo movement.

"We need to have really hard evidence that, you know, that if you are accused of something, show the evidence," she answered.

Llamas said that some people might take the first lady's statement to mean that she doesn't actually support women.

Trump fired back, "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 in the way they portray some stories. It's not correct. It's not right."

What else?

The one-on-one special, "Being Melania — The First Lady," airs Friday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

You can watch a preview of the special — and the first lady's remarks — in the video below.

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