ABC Scolds Melania on #MeToo, Kavanaugh: ‘Some Might Say’ ‘You Need to Stand With Women’

October 10th, 2018 10:33 AM

On Good Morning America Wednesday, ABC previewed an upcoming one-on-one interview with First Lady Melania Trump that will air Friday Anchor Tom Llamas didn’t hold back from confronting Mrs. Trump on controversial topics, even at one point, scolding the First Lady for not being sensitive enough to the #MeToo movement.

In the short preview clip, Llamas asks first about the most surprising thing she’s faced as First Lady. Melania responds that certain charity organizations would not work with her because of her relationship with her husband. Llamas asked the First Lady to name names, but she declined from publicly shaming them.

Then the ABC anchor tries to shame her, for both supporting her husband amidst claims of infidelity, and by extension, his support for Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Llamas badgered Mrs. Trump to declare her “support” for the largely feminist movement:

“We also asked the First Lady about some of the major events that have shaped and rocked her husband's White House and the country, including the #MeToo movement,” Llamas gushed, playing clips of Trump saying he supported Kavanaugh. He then asked, “What is your take about the #MeToo movement, though? Do you believe in them? Do you support the #MeToo movement?”

Trump responded that everyone raising accusations and those accused needed to be heard and supported. Llamas tried to trap Trump with another gotcha question, asking, “Do you think men in the news that have been accused of sexual assault, sexual harrassment  have been treated unfairly?”

Trump appealed to the need for “hard evidence,” before Llamas tried to shame her, again, scolding, “Some women might hear that and say how could you say that Mrs. Trump? You need to stand with women! What would you say?

Trump remained stoic, reiterating the need for evidence, despite her support for women. She then blasted the media for their bias, saying they go “too far:”

I do stand with women but we need to show the evidence. You cannot just say to somebody, I was, you know, sexually assaulted and or 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.

In a trailer for the upcoming interview, Llamas also asks the First Lady about the allegations of infidelity against her husband, and that controversial jacket she wore on the tarmac a few months ago. It would be hard to imagine Llamas asking similar questions to Hillary Clinton when her husband was in office.