Melania Trump Says Accusers and Victims Both Need to Be Heard

Melania Trump Says Accusers and Victims Both Need to Be Heard

Melania Trump: “I support the women and they need to be heard.” And shares we really need hard evidence for those accused. Would you agree?

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First Lady Melania Trump has finally weighed in on her thoughts on the #MeToo movement. Mrs. Trump says she supports the movement but that accusers need to “have evidence” to back up their claims. She said she believes these women who make these sexual assault accusations “need to be heard,” but added that so do men, according to the New York Post.

“I support the women, and they need to be heard,” Trump said in an ABC News interview during her trip to Africa. “We need to support them, and you know, also men, not just women.”

Her comments echo a statement she made back in Oct. 2016, when at least 13 women accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment and sexual assault. During that time, she told Anderson Cooper that every assault should “be taken care of in a court room” and that accusation without evidence are “damaging and unfair.”

Her comments come shortly after Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh faced a controversial confirmation process after he was accused of sexual assault from an incident that occurred over a decade ago during a high school party in 1982. Her comments also come after Trump defended Kavanaugh and claimed men are the real victims and calling it “a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of.”

Mrs. Trump’s comments have stirred some controversy. Many survivors often don’t come forward for a variety of reasons that vary from woman to woman. Some fail to come forward because they are fearful of their accusers, who sometimes threaten them. Others don’t come forward because they feel they can’t “prove” anything, making the First Lady’s claims feel more haunting to women who have felt that way. Plus, let’s not forget that men have accused women as well.

According to the federal government’s own estimates, two-thirds of people who are raped or sexually assaulted don’t report it, so says the Huffington Post.

Back on Sept. 21 of this year, Trump tweeted asking why it takes so long for women to come forward, with many sharing their own heartbreaking experiences in response to his question on Twitter, using the hashtag #WhyIDidn’tReport.

However, some accusers during the #MeToo era have been discredited and their allegations have found to be lying. Many slammed those who were ruining the point of the movement by lying.

Read the full story from The New York Post here.


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Melania Trump: “I support the women and they need to be heard.” And shares we really need hard evidence for those accused. Would you agree?

Totals
93% Definitely
7% Testimony is enough
Males
92% Definitely
8% Testimony is enough
Females
96% Definitely
4% Testimony is enough

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Testimony is enough

Melania Trump Says Accusers and Victims Both Need to Be Heard


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