I met some protesters face to face on Thursday night and I am here to tell you this:
They were not good people – and calling them “protesters” is a slur on lawful protest.
I was walking from the White House to my hotel behind an elderly couple. People were milling about the street, yelling obscenities at the police and Secret Service officers standing behind the fence, but our hotels were just across the street and down the block.
So, we passed through the gate to cross the street — and ran into a gauntlet of hate.
Two people first rushed to within inches of me, screaming obscenities in…