The candidate had previously blasted her as “dishonest” for her coverage of protests at an earlier rally and demanded an apology, which Tur refused to give.
"What a lie. Katy Tur.
What a lie it was," Trump said, pointing at Tur from the stage. "Third. Rate. Reporter. Remember that.”
In an essay for Marie Claire, Tur wrote that the crowd turned on her "like a large animal, angry and unchained." Afterwards, the Secret Service took what she described as the "extraordinary" precaution of walking Tur to her car.
It was unlikely, Tur said, that any future attack by the candidate could be "as scary."
We already discussed that this is the first campaign where the Secret Service had to talk to one candidate about threatening another candidate with violence, but I am equally sure that this is the first campaign where the Secret Service had to protect a reporter from a candidate's angry mob of supporters after the candidate essentially pointed them in their direction.
I have to say that I have really enjoyed Katy Tur's reporting this year. And she along with Kasie Hunt, Kristen Welker, and Hallie Jackson have made MSNBC my go to stop for campaign coverage.
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