Trump Responds to Gruesome Griffin Photo

Comedian 'should be ashamed of herself'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2017 9:02 AM CDT
Trump Responds to Gruesome Griffin Photo
In this March 24, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Kathy Griffin continues to take heat for posing for a photo with what looks like the severed head of President Trump, though Trump himself was late in weighing in. That changed early Wednesday, when Trump fired up his Twitter and—after a tweet referencing "covfefe" and a couple of others—addressed the issue. "Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself," the president tweeted. "My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!"

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona did note in his own tweet that it was "nice to see near universal, bipartisan, condemnation" of the imagery, though some on Twitter have wondered where the outrage was when Ted Nugent and others spewed violent sentiment about former President Obama and Hillary Clinton in the past. (More President Trump stories.)

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