Trump says comic should be ashamed for severed head video

Guillermo Lane
June 2, 2017

In a post on his Twitter account the president said, "My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this".

The statement refers to Griffin's apology which came late Tuesday afternoon, in which she explained that she had finally seen social media reaction to the photo. "I went too far, I made a mistake and I was wrong", she said in an Instagram video posted Tuesday night.

Did you really think that President Donald Trump, 70, wouldn't respond to Kathy Griffin's pic and accompanying video?

"I caption this 'there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his ... wherever, '" she wrote on her twitter handle. I moved the line and then I crossed it.

I am sorry. I went too far. Watts said at a 1966 political rally that he was "not going" if he was drafted to serve in Vietnam and added that "if they ever make me carry a rifle, the first man I want to get in my sights is L.B.J". "I made a mistake and I was wrong". I ask for your forgiveness.

The image, taken by provocative photographer Tyler Shields, shows Griffin holding up what looks like the US President's decapitated head.

Griffin said she is asking celebrity photographer Tyler Shields to take down the photo.

"And I beg for your forgiveness". I went too far.

Griffin was condemned by a variety of well-known faces across the USA political sphere including Chelsea Clinton who described it as "vile and wrong".

"I think she did the right thing asking for forgiveness and acknowledging that this was a frightful mistake, so I think she can", the Minnesota Democrat and former "Saturday Night Live" writer told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on "New Day".

CNN anchor and Griffin's New Year's Eve co-host Anderson Cooper also denounced the photo.

'It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate'. Squatty Potty, a Utah-based company whose products include toilet stools and other bathroom accessories, said it was suspending an ad campaign that featured Griffin.

And actress Debra Messing tweeted: It wasn't right when people hung lynched Obama effigies, just as what Kathy Griffin did isn't right now.

Griffin, a vocal Trump critic, received backlash on social media regarding the photo of herself holding up Trump's bloody head.

You should never joke about killing the Commander-in-Chief, even if you hate him.

"We found what she did disgusting and offensive", a CNN spokesperson said.

The network says it has terminated its agreement with the comedian to appear on its New Year's Eve programs.

Other reports by TheDigitalNewspaper

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