A recent segment on Fox News has resulted in host Eboni K. Williams getting death threats and increased security. On Monday, Williams criticized President Donald Trump and his response to the vehicular murder of Heather Heyer by White supremacist James Fields Jr. at an Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In the segment known as “Eboni’s Docket,” Williams criticizes Trump for failing to put the blame on the White nationalist groups for the hatred and violence in Charlottesville. She called Trump’s remarks about the rally “cowardly and dangerous” and accused the president of “blatant, flagrant, hatred” in order to appeal to his base of supporters.
As a result, she told media outlet Variety magazine that she was inundated with emails and some were threatening in nature. In the emails, she was allegedly called a racist, a traitor, and a disgrace, and according to Williams, one email read, “I should meet my maker soon, I shouldn’t be allowed to walk the streets of New York,” and also “They heard that I live in Harlem — Harlem needs to watch out.”
Even on Twitter, Williams was blasted by critics:
— tampa (@tampacigar4U) August 16, 2017
— CC (@ChristiChat) August 16, 2017
As a result of the backlash, Williams is reportedly escorted to and from the building when she arrives at Fox News for work. Williams went on to state about the incident, “When you don’t speak out and condemn, that’s tacit compliance in my book. So whether President Trump approves of it actually, or actually wants it, I think is irrelevant because what we know is that these people think they are acting on behalf of the President of the United States.”