Secret Service Took Steps To Protect MSNBC’s Katy Tur At Trump Rally

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August 11, 2016 9:51 a.m.

The Secret Service protected MSNBC reporter Katy Tur after Donald Trump launched a personal attack at a December rally.

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.”

Trump has a history of lashing out at what he calls the “very, very dishonest” media, and a slew of reporters and publications have been denied access to Trump’s campaign events, including The New York Times, BuzzFeed News, Telemundo, Politico and The Des Moines Register.

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