"We need to support them - and also men, not just women".
During her recent visit to the Nairobi National Park in Kenya, the first lady was criticized online for wearing a white pith helmet - the style of which has historical connotations to colonial rule in Africa.
Melania Trump has been the subject of global speculation, in view of the president's controversial positions and various personal accusations - including the claim he paid adult video star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an extramarital affair. "But we need to show the evidence".
Hostin said it just seemed like the first lady "doesn't have friends", as any good BFF would tell her that accessory had to go. "One of them - if you really see what people [are] saying about me".
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Mrs Trump last week undertook her first solo trip overseas as U.S. first lady, travelling to Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt.
"That's why "Be Best" is focusing on online behavior and social media", she added.
During his presidential campaign, Trump was criticized for mocking a New York Times reporter who has a disability.
"I could say that I'm the most bullied person on [sic] the world", the first lady said. I don't know. Where's the house? "They don't bring people around that can say, 'This is not the right thing to do'". When asked if men who stand accused of assault or misconduct in the news have been treated unfairly, Trump said: "You need to have really hard evidence, that if you accuse (someone) of something, show the evidence".
Even so, the first lady couldn't totally escape having a frank conversation about #MeToo.
The full interview will air Friday.