Kellyanne Conway says she has presidential-level protection because of what the press is “doing now to [her].”
The presidential counselor said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday that she is under the protection of the secret service because the media has made her a target. In particular, she blamed Time reporter Zeke Miller, who incorrectly reported on Friday that a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. had been removed from the Oval Office when it was not. Miller corrected the report within minutes and has repeatedly apologized for the error.
“We have packages delivered to my house with white substances,” she told Hannity. “That is a shame and yes I hold [Miller] to account for it.”
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The Washington Post reports that Conway does indeed have a security detail, citing a Washington insider. However, the reason for the intense level of protection, according to the Post‘s source, is that she is the president’s most recognizable aide, a fact that has made her the target of death threats. Donald Trump’s team did not respond to a request for comment.
With or without the secret service, Conway may know a thing or two about self-defense. On Saturday, Fox Business correspondent Charlie Gasparino wrote on Facebook about Conway intervening in an alleged fight that broke out during the inauguration ball. He wrote:
“…Inside the ball we see a fight between two guys in tuxes and then suddenly out of nowhere came trump adviser Kellyanne Conway who began throwing some mean punches at one of the guys. Whole thing lasted a few mins no one was hurt except maybe the dude she smacked. Now I know why trump hired her.”
He also tweeted about the incident:
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