Journalist Megyn Kelly blames Trump's social media director for death threats

'The worst part is the security threats that I?ve had to face and, as much as I try to avoid some of that online vitriol, I get lots of it and I really hate it,' Kelly said. Photograph:( Getty )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 07, 2016, 05.44 AM (IST)

Fox News journalist Megyn Kelly has blamed Donald Trump's social media director Don Scavino for the death threats that she is receiving and the reason why she has had to hire armed guards for herself. 

Kelly asked Scavino Tuesday to "stop encouraging the online abuse and harassment", The Guardian reported today. 

“The vast majority of Donald Trump supporters are not at all this way,” The Guardian reported Kelly telling an audience in Washington. 

“It’s that far corner of the internet that really enjoys nastiness and threats, and unfortunately there is a man who works for Donald Trump whose job it is to stir these people up and that man needs to stop doing that. His name is Dan Scavino," she said, adding she has been under armed guard for 16 months. 

Scavino and Kelly have clashed in the past too. In October, Scavino lashed out at Kelly in a tweet. 

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"The worst part is the security threats that I’ve had to face and, as much as I try to avoid some of that online vitriol, I get lots of it and I really hate it. I find that stuff just soul-killing," The Guardian reported Kelly as saying. 

(WION)