While Donald Trump was campaigning last year, he would often point to journalists in the audience to intimidate them, or to accuse them—falsely—of lying.
One of these reporters was MSNBC’s Katy Tur.
According to a recent interview with Ms. Tur on NPR, she recounted a rally in South Carolina where Trump blurted, “Katy Tur, she’s back there. Little Katy … what a lie it was … what a lie she told.” mWhat happened next, said Tur, was “the entire place turns and they roar as one … like a giant, unchained animal”. She feared for her safety and told of needing protection from a secret service agent who was on site in order to get to her car.
Tur also spoke about an unwelcome kiss from then candidate Trump after an appearance on Morning Joe. Said Tur, “And so I was talking about his tone [on Morning Joe] and I guess I came off as relatively generous toward Donald Trump, compared to my previous reporting, because Donald Trump walks in, and he barrels in and the first thing he sees is me standing off to the side, and he comes right up to me, and he kisses me on the cheek. Just puts his hands on my shoulders and pulls me in.”
This is not normal.
You can read a transcript of the full interview with Katy Tur here.
It’s Tuesday, the 19th of September, 2017.
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