Erin Jensen USA TODAY Published 10:03 AM EDT Oct 10, 2018 In her first TV interview, set to air in its entirety Friday, first lady Melania Trump discusses her role in the White House and the #MeToo movement. The sit-down with ABC News' Tom Llamas, which happened while she toured Africa, was teased Wednesday on "Good Morning America." When asked what she found to be the most surprising thing about her position as first lady, Trump said she was disappointed to find associations that declined to collaborate with her. "It's sad to see that organizations and foundations I want to partner with choose not to because of the. .. administration," she said, "and I feel they are choosing the politics over helping others." Trump refused to provide examples and said the groups "know who they are. I don't want to put them out in front of the world, but they know who they are." More: Melania Trump wears white pith helmet in Africa, Twitter slams the 'colonizer' look … [Read more...] about Melania Trump on #Me Too: Accusers need to show evidence
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U.S. Donald Trump In her first television interview, first lady Melania Trump gave her thoughts on the #MeToo movement, echoing the comments of her husband and suggesting that a high enough bar has not always been applied to judging accusations of sexual misconduct. "You need to have really hard evidence, that if you accuse of something, show the evidence,” she said in an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America that will air Friday and was teased on the show Wednesday. "I do stand with women, but we need to show the evidence,” she added in an interview that was recorded during her recent trip to Africa. “You cannot just say to somebody, 'I was sexually assaulted,' or 'You did that to me,' cause sometimes the media goes too far, and the way they portray some stories, it's not correct. It's not right.” WATCH: One-on-one with First Lady @MelaniaTrump. She's opening up for the first time about her life and her time in the White House to … [Read more...] about Melania Trump on #MeToo: ‘You Need to Have Really Hard Evidence’ to Accuse Men of Sexual Misconduct
POLITICS 10/10/2018 09:43 am ET In 2016, she defended Donald Trump against serial sexual misconduct allegations by suggesting people should “check the background of these women.” By Marina Fang First lady Melania Trump says she supports the Me Too movement but that accusers need “hard evidence” to back their claims, arguing “we need to support” accused men as well. “I support the women, and they need to be heard,” Trump said in an ABC News interview taped last week during her trip to Africa. “We need to support them, and you know, also men, not just women.” WATCH: One-on-one with First Lady @MelaniaTrump. She's opening up for the first time about her life and her time in the White House to @[email protected]: https://t.co/BFuO7gPBkP pic.twitter.com/MqXC5NuVMn— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 10, 2018 When asked if accused men have received unfair treatment, the first lady said there should be … [Read more...] about Melania Trump On Me Too: We Should Support Men, ‘Not Just Women’
U.S. Donald Trump First lady Melania Trump on Saturday made her first public comment about her husband’s infamous reported remark earlier this year that has in part cast a shadow over her trip to Africa. In a rare instance of the first lady taking questions from reporters during a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx in Egypt, she was asked about President Donald Trump reportedly referring to African nations, as well as Haiti and El Salvador, as “shithole countries” during an Oval Office immigration meeting in January. “I never heard him saying those comments and that was anonymous source and I would leave it at that,” she told reporters. MELANIA on POTUS’s “shithole” remark: “I never heard him saying those comments and that was anonymous source and I would leave it at that.”— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 6, 2018 The comments mirror those made by her husband, who has frequently … [Read more...] about Melania Trump on Donald Trump’s Reported Africa ‘Shithole’ Comment: ‘I Never Heard Him Saying’ It
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 25, 2018 at 2:06 pm | UPDATED: May 25, 2018 at 2:27 pm Questions around Melania Trump’s reported hospitalization for kidney surgery have grown since it’s been noted by White House reporters and on social medial that the first lady hasn’t been seen in public for at least 15 days. According to the Washington Post, the length of Mrs. Trump’s absence is long even for a woman who’s not known to crave the spotlight. On Friday, President Donald Trump faced a question from a reporter about his wife’s whereabouts as he prepared to board Marine One to attend the Naval Academy commencement. The president responded by pointing to a window in the White House residence and said, “She’s doing great. She’s looking at us right there.” Reporters turned to look at the window he indicated, but there was no sign of the first lady, according to a pool report. I … [Read more...] about Where’s Melania Trump?