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Donald Trump: Kathy Griffin Should Be “Ashamed” For “Sick” Beheading Photo

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Donald Trump has responded to Kathy Griffin posting a photo of herself holding up what looked like the president’s decapititated head. On Wednesday morning, a day after the comedienne was slammed for the image of a blooded, beheaded Trump, the president wrote on Twitter, “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”

As Gossip Cop reported on Tuesday, Griffin held up a fake beheaded Trump for photos taken by Tyler Shields. She and the photographer even posted behind-the-scenes video from the shoot during which Griffin joked about having to flee “to Mexico,” otherwise they would be sent to “prison.” The stunt, of course, received universal condemnation, even from Trump critics. Chelsea Clinton, for instance, tweeted, “This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president.” Griffin’s pal Anderson Cooper wrote, “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.” As of now, it is unclear whether Griffin, who co-hosts CNN’s New Year’s Eve festivities with Cooper in Times Square, will be dropped from this year’s broadcast.

The Secret Service even weighed in on Twitter. The agency wrote, “On it! @SecretService has a robust protective intelligence division that monitors open source reporting & social media to evaluate threats.” It then followed up in a second message, “Threats made against @SecretService protectees receive the highest priority of all of our investigations. #ProtectionNeverRests.” And for his part, the president’s oldest son, Donald Jr., tweeted, “Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS?”

Hours later, Griffin finally apologized in a video she posted to social media. She wrote alongside the footage of her mea culpa, “I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong.” Now, however, the president is responding to the comedienne’s stunt and saying his youngest child, Barron, is “having a hard time” with the “sick” imagery, and that Griffin should be “ashamed of herself.”

 


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