Melania Trump speaks out about #MeToo movement: Accusers need 'really hard evidence'

US First Lady Melania Trump chose a particularly controversial outfiit in Nairobi. AFP  Saul Loeb

US First Lady Melania Trump chose a particularly controversial outfiit in Nairobi. AFP Saul Loeb

In the clip released this morning, ABC News's Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas was not shown asking the First Lady to specify what she mean by "hard evidence".

"I support the women, and they need to be heard", Trump said when asked whether she supported the Me Too movement.

"I do stand with women, but we need to show the evidence", Trump said.

The revelation came when Llamas asked Trump what surprised her about being First Lady.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, first lady Melania Trump said she supports the women of the #MeToo movement but also expressed concerns about accusers going public with allegations of sexual misconduct.

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"Being Melania - The First Lady" airs on ABC on Friday (US time). The reporter did follow-up on the First Lady's comment by noting that some in the audience might react by saying "you need to stand with women".

Melania Trump told CNN's Anderson Cooper in October 2016: "Every assault should be taken care of in a court of law". The FLOTUS also tacitly endorsed her husband and stepsons' call to support accused men as well.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, at least 13 women accused Donald Trump of misbehavior ranging from sexual harassment to sexual assault. President Trump is pushing the conspiracy theory that Kavanaugh protesters were paid actors, financed by George Soros.

She said to ABC host Tom Llamas, broadcast Wednesday, that groups are "chosing the politics over helping others", as they don't want to be associated with him.

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