Trump was speaking to anchor Tom Llamas in an interview about her upcoming ABC documentary called "Being Melania - The First Lady", which airs at 10 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday. She says she stands with women, but also commented during the interview that "we need to support them and also men, not just women".
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.
Trump responded that she does support the women behind the #MeToo movement - but noted that she supports men, too.
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"It is sad to see that organizations and foundations I want to partner with choose not to, because of the administration", she complained.
When asked if men accused of sexual assault have been treated unfairly, Melania said women "need to have really hard evidence". "You can not just say to somebody, I was, you know, sexually assaulted and you did that to me or - because sometimes the media goes too far and the way they portray some stories, it's not correct. It's not right", she said. She declined to say which organizations specifically had refused to work with her. Allegations of sexual misconduct by multiple women almost derailed the Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, who vehemently denied the allegations. Kavanaugh denied those, as has Trump.
"I will move on that and I think that all the victims they need - we need to help all the victims no matter what kind of abuse they had, but I am against any kind of abuse or violence", she said.