On November 8th, 2016, Donald J. Trump was elected to be the 45th President of The United States America. In a truly momentous political race, Donald Trump’s supporting votes won him the victory as Commander in Chief of The United States. In his victory, his wife, Melania Trump, also received a new title as the First Lady of The United States.
Since officially becoming the President of the United States, the Trump Administration has found itself in a series of stunning events; from international negotiations to personal trials and triumphs, the first two years of the Trump Administration have been a constant process.
Today, the country is very much divided in their respects towards the President, but one woman knows the 45th President better than anyone: his wife, Melania Trump. For the first time ever, the First Lady is addressing questions, rumors, and scandals in a candid tell-all interview with ABC News. The highly anticipated interview, titled “Being Melania” airs Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 10 pm EST.
In today’s political climate, the #METOO movement is amongst the largest political and cultural movements in history. The #METOO movement is against sexual harassment and sexual assault and has recently received massive attention and support but millions of women from around the world.
Melania Trump has been a voice that many have been waiting to hear, especially considering the accusations that have been made against her husband regarding sexual harassment and assault. During the tell-all interview, Melania was asked about whether or not she can be considered a “Supporter of the #METOO movement.”
Melania’s answer might have been surprising to some, especially those who are particularly more left-winged, but to many, it was not surprising at all. She simply said, “I support the women, and they need to be heard. We need to support them.” She then added, “And also men. Not just women.”
Many Trump Administration critics believe that very little-to-no compassion is shown towards victims of sexual harassment and assault, but Melania ensured fans and critics alike that she believes everyone should be heard and supported. However, no one should be given harsh consequences without hard evidence- just as The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 11 suggests: Everyone charged with a penal offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defense.
Melania confidently said, “We need to have hard evidence that, you know, that if you are accused of something, show the evidence. You cannot just say to somebody, I was, you know, sexually assaulted and or you did that to me.” Her response has since left millions with something to talk about.
The interviewer, Chief National Affairs Correspondent, Tom Llamas, asked several pressing and personal questions about her husband’s rumored infidelity, her provocative wardrobe choices, and what she thinks the biggest misconception about her is. While some of Tom Llamas’ questions appear harsh, he begins the interview by acknowledging Melania’s agreement towards the interview with no “pre-conditions.”
Already, Melania’s responses are shocking the world. To see the full interview, tune in to ABC on Friday, October 12th, at 10 pm EST. Let us know what you think about these questions in the comments on Facebook but remember to keep the comments clean.