The First Lady of the United States, who is currently visiting Egypt as part of her African tour, has officially spoken out on the Ford allegations. Melania spoke to reporters about the issue while standing in front of the famous Sphinx recently, and her comments may surprise you. While vague, they also demonstrate the fact that Melania recognizes the difference between real victims and falsehoods.
• Reporters first asked the First Lady whether she agreed with her husband’s designation that Kavanaugh is an innocent victim of malice. “I would say if we’re talking about the Supreme Court and Judge Kavanaugh,” she said, “I think he’s highly qualified for the Supreme Court.
• Melania was also careful to remind the reporter that she does, in fact, support real victims. “I’m glad that Dr. Ford was heard,” she explained. “I’m glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard. [The] FBI investigation was done, is completed and Senate voted,” she explained.
• What Melania was careful not to share was her own personal feelings about Kavanaugh and his case. She refused to answer the question, saying only that “all the victims they need — we need to help all the victims no matter what kind of abuse they had.” She also stated she is “against any kind of abuse or violence.”
• In the moments afterward, another reporter also asked Melania about her husband’s near-famous tweeting habits. “I don’t always agree what he tweets and I tell him that,” she said, smiling. “I give him my honest opinion and honest advice and sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn’t, but I have my own voice and my opinions and it’s very important for me that I express what I feel.”
• Overall, the exchange was respectful, real, and confident – it showcases a Melania who has her own insights to offer the world and America as a whole. She is her own person, with her own beliefs, but is just as unlikely to buy into the bullsh*t as her husband. And that’s truly something to be celebrated.