Melania On #MeToo: We Should Support Men, ‘Not Just Women’

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

The first lady also took the opportunity to express her frustration about being snubbed by foundations she'd like to work with because of opposition to the Trump White House.

In a rare sit-down interview with ABC New in Egypt, where she traveled during her trip to Africa this month, the First Lady addressed the current #MeToo movement.

"I support the women, and they need to be heard", she responded, before qualifying her remark.

In the preview for the interview, the first lady is asked about her marriage in light of her husband's infidelity and if she is an ally to #MeToo movement.

"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.

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President Trump, who has also been accused by numerous women of sexual misconduct, sided with his nominee by calling the claims a "hoax" and saying, "It is a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of". "I support the women and they need to be heard. It's not right", she said.

Trump was away on a trip to Kenya last week as Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing took place.

"And also, you know, also men".

'Because sometimes the media goes too far and the way they portray some stories, it's not correct.

The interview came in the wake of the controversial hearings in which Justice Brett Kavanaugh defended himself from allegations of sexual assault in the early 1980s. He has called them all liars.

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