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01/24/2017 04:38 am ET

Kellyanne Conway Says She's Getting Secret Service Protection After Receiving Threats

President Donald Trump's adviser says the media is to blame.

Kellyanne Conway said she is now under Secret Service protection.

President Donald Trump’s adviser told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday that she had received suspicious packages at her home. She blamed the threats on negative press coverage of the new administration.

Because of what the press is doing now to me, I have Secret Service protection,” said Conway. “We have packages delivered to my house with white substances. That is a shame.”

Watch the interview here:

Conway was discussing a reporter’s erroneous tweet about Trump removing the bust of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office when she made the claim.

According to The Hill, it’s not unusual for senior advisers to the president to obtain Secret Service details. Both David Axelrod and Valerie Jarret received protection when President Barack Obama was in office.

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