— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 10, 2018
Courtesy of The Daily Beast:
Just days after accused sexual predator Brett Kavanaugh took his seat as a Supreme Court justice, first lady Melania Trump sat down for an interview in which she discussed her support for—and reservations about—the #MeToo movement.
“I support the women, and they need to be heard,” said Mrs. Trump, whose own husband has been accused by more than 20 women of sexual misconduct. “We need to support them—and also men—not just women.”
“You need to have really hard evidence,” she told ABC News’ Tom Llamas. “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—and the way they portray some stories, it’s not correct. It’s not right.”
Wow, that is a pretty bold statement coming from a woman whose husband has been credibly accused of dozens of sexual assaults.
It’s almost as if she has been coached and warned about making statements that contradict her husband’s or something.
Rememeber the #MeToo movement is not really saying that all individuals should simply be believed without evidence.
What the movement is saying is that the victims should be heard and not made to feel shame about their abuse.
However, in the past powerful men like her husband had the ability to pay off women to be quiet, harass them into silence, or bury the evidence against them so that their predatory like behaviors were never revealed.
That has now changed, which means that women like Melania Trump no longer have to lie for their husbands and can instead tell their stories without fear of repercussions.
Come on Melania, tell your story, we know you have one and we’re all waiting to hear it.
But perhaps we are asking too much from a woman who describes herself as “the most bullied person in the world.”
EXCLUSIVE: First lady Melania Trump says her “Be Best” policy platform targeting online bullies is personal. “I could say that I’m the most bullied person in the world,” she tells ABC. https://t.co/iiEv5Z3ijv pic.twitter.com/CWZ7g9by27
— ABC News (@ABC) October 11, 2018
I think some of her husband’s victims might take issue with that declaration.