MELANIA ON #MeTOO: I Stand with Women, but 'We Need 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

Trump's comments, though just an excerpt from her full interview to be aired later this week, are already facing criticism.

Pressed about her claim of being most bullied person in the world, the First Lady amended.

That really fired up Sunny Hostin, who said she'd taken many cases to trial with "just the woman's word".

The first lady was also asked about Brett Kavanaugh, whose contentious Supreme Court Nomination was enraptured the nation.

"But we need to show the evidence", she said.

In a sneak peek from her exclusive ABC interview, she says she's the most bullied person in the world. The FLOTUS also tacitly endorsed her husband and stepsons' call to support accused men as well.

When asked if she supports the Me Too movement, Melania said she supports women who have come forward to speak about their negative sexual experiences.

"I don't control my fans", Melania says, "but I don't agree with what they're doing". And the way they portray some stories, it's not correct.

The interview discussed Melania Trump's "Be Best" anti-bullying initiative. I don't support either, but if we're going to talk about people who have been bullied based on their appearance or their perceived "un-Americanness", I don't think Melania can put herself anywhere near the top of that list.

I can't help but wonder what kind of hate speech her supporters might unleash on me for asking a few pointed questions.

She says when there are accusations there needs to be "really hard evidence" and accusers should "show the evidence".

Asked if some untrustworthy people still work in the White House, she said, "Yes". "I know some that I wish I didn't know". They're private citizens. If they go after me, it's different.

A portion of the interview aired Thursday on Good Morning America.

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