Trump Adviser Conway Gets Secret Service Protection After Death Threats
Kellyanne Conway – arguably Trump’s most recognizable aide – has been assigned Secret Service protection after receiving threats against her life, presumably from tolerant anti-Trump protesters.
Conway had previously blasted the president-elect’s critics — namely Hillary Clinton supporters — for fueling a barrage of death threats against her…
“Anytime I respond, anytime I defend myself against these … allegations that are now leading to death threats … I’m seen as ungracious,” Conway said during an interview Thursday on MSNBC with Chris Matthews, referring, in part, to claims that the Trump campaign gave a platform to white nationalists.
“Why are we sore winners? I’m not a sore winner. I’m a winner. My guy is a winner. He’s the next president of the United States.”
As The New York Post reports, it is unclear what threats Conway, Trump’s
final campaign manager, was facing, but during a recent interview with Sean Hannity on the Fox News Network, Conway said that multiple packages containing “white substances” have been delivered to her home causing panic.
“We have packages delivered to my house with white substances. That is a shame,” she told the sympathetic Fox host. “Because of what the press is doing now to me, I have Secret Service protection.”
But while her Secret Service
detail is unusual, it is not without precedence.
Barack Obama’s closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett, also was protected by the agency.
Asked about the relationship between Trump’s top advisers — herself, Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner and Reince Priebus, Conway said it was good.
“We’re a cohesive unit,” she told The Washington Post.
“The senior team exhibits many of the characteristics President Trump has always valued: cohesion, collaboration, high energy and high impact,” she added.
According to the report, Conway will be focused on health care and issues related to veterans — and is expecting to spend less time on TV.
Given the lack of consequence to Madonna’s “bomb the White House”
remarks, it is perhaps not entirely surprising that death threats are