The hosts of The View got into a heated debate while discussing first lady Melania Trump’s comments about the #MeToo movement and whether or not women should be believed without having evidence on Thursday.
In the first lady’s interview that aired on Wednesday, she said, “We need to have really hard evidence, you know, that if you are accused of something, show the evidence.”(RELATED: Melania Supports Due Process, Says Female Accusers Need ‘Hard Evidence’)
“You know, back in the day, I would say maybe 40, 50 years ago, it was very difficult for women to bring sexual assault cases because the law was different … After 40 years we’ve finally changed the law. We finally said a woman’s word is enough. I’ve taken many cases to trial with just a woman’s word,” Sunny Hostin stated. “And now you have the First Lady of the United States telling women everywhere your word is not enough.”
Meghan McCain chimed in, “I watch the Sunday shows every Sunday, and Tarana Burke who was the activist who started the #MeToo movement, she was interviewed by Chuck Todd … she said, ‘When we say believe survivors, it’s not believe them without investigation, it’s believe them with investigation,’ this is her words. ‘Can we start with the premise that people do not often lie about the pain and trauma of sexual violence?'”
“Also, this woman, she has an orange horse in the race, and her orange horse has been accused credibly by at least 17 women. This is also the same woman that in the midst of what happened in Puerto Rico wore a jacket that said I really don’t care, do you? When she threw down that gauntlet, I’ve decided not to care about anything she says from now on,” Guest co-host Yvette Nicole Brown added.
Brown later corrected herself, saying that the first lady wore that jacket while traveling to a Texas detention center for people being held after trying to enter the country illegally. (RELATED: Melania’s Pre-Flight Jacket Has Media In An Uproar)
“I’m all for every single woman needs to be heard because more often than not women are correct, but Sunny, you are insinuating that evidence doesn’t matter, and as a lawyer, evidence should always matter, —” Abby Huntsman fought back.
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