It seems that the hostility Donald Trump projected towards Megyn Kelly was more than just sexist trolling, there was an actual threat to her life which his staff appears to have ignited.
Fox News anchor Kelly endured harassment and even death threats from Trump supporters, including from a top member of Trump’s staff.
As she discussed on Wednesday evening with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, one of Fox News’ lawyers advised the Trump campaign that if she were to be killed, it would be utterly devastating for their candidate. This may seem obvious, but according to Kelly, the point had to be labored over.
“We had security guards the whole year,” Kelly said. “I mean the threat level got so high that it was impossible not to take that seriously.”
According to Talking Points Memo, Trump’s top lawyer and executive vice president of the Trump Organization, Michael Cohen, retweeted "let’s gut her" about Kelly.
Cohen did this, said Kelly, “at a time when the threat level was very high, which he knew. And Bill Shine, an executive vice president of Fox, called him up to say, ‘You got to stop this. We understand you are angry, but she’s got three kids and is walking around New York.’”
Kelly alleges that Cohen didn’t care. She told Cooper that “what Bill Shine said to Michael Cohen was, ‘Let me put it to you in terms you can understand: If Megyn Kelly gets killed it is not going to help your candidate.’”
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