Fox News host Eboni K. Williams berated President Donald Trump in her Monday “Eboni’s Docket” segment, blasting him for failing to call out white supremacist groups when condemning violence over the weekend in Charlottesville. In an interview with Variety, she said her email was flooded with “seething, scathing” take-downs in response.
Some of the comments she received included statements that she “should meet [her] maker soon,” and that she “shouldn’t be allowed to walk the streets of New York.”
“When you don’t speak out and condemn, that’s tacit compliance in my book,” Williams said. “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.”
Many have criticized Williams for not addressing counter-protests that occurred in Charlottesville during her segment. “I don’t think they were at fault because they didn’t drive a car into a crowd of people and kill Heather Heyer,” she replied. “That was one individual that self-identified as a white nationalist and Nazi. To even have an analysis beyond that is irresponsible.”
Williams has received extra security from Fox News, and is currently escorted to and from the network building when she arrives and leaves work.