Updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 2:45 PM
Kellyanne Conway, President Trump’s senior counselor, allegedly punched a man wearing a tuxedo at a ball in Washington, D.C., just hours after the new commander-in-chief was sworn in.
According to senior Fox Business corespondent Charlie Gasparino, two men attending the exclusive Liberty Ball Friday night were fighting, when out of nowhere Conway stepped in and “began throwing some mean punches at one of the guys.”
Gasparino, who wrote about the scuffle on Facebook, said the incident lasted just a few minutes, and none of the participants were hurt, “except maybe the dude she smacked.”
“Now I know why Trump hired her,” Gasparino said.
The Trump administration did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Monday night on Fox News, Conway told host Sean Hannity that she has been assigned Secret Service protection due in part to the way the media has covered President Trump.
"Because of what the press is doing now to me, I have Secret Service protection,” Conway said, . “We have packages delivered to my house with white substances. That is a shame.”
Conway, a native of Camden County, has been under fire since telling NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that White House press secretary used “alternative facts” to make the case that Trump’s inauguration was "the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period."
Gasparino said the brawl occurred following an earlier incident after he greeted actor Scott Baio, who played Chachi on the 1970s TV series Happy Days. According to Gasparino, protesters screamed, “Hey Chachi, are you a fascist?” and engaged the duo before his producer, Brian Schwartz, intervened.
Baio claimed on Twitter that one of the protesters threatened to throw urine on both him and his wife, Renee.
"Yet, the media claim they were all peaceful," Baio said.
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