Donald Trump Says ‘Sick’ Kathy Griffin ‘Should Be Ashamed of Herself’ for Mock Beheading Pic

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle
Donald Trump calls Kathy Griffin “sick” for participating in a photo shoot that featured her holding up a bloody “head” that looked like him. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kathy Griffin apologized for her anti-Trump photo shoot, but Donald Trump doesn’t accept.

The president took to Twitter on Wednesday to lash out at the comedian for her graphic photo shoot with provocative photog Tyler Shield, which she apologized for on Tuesday. Trump also said that his children — especially Barron, 11 —  are “having a hard time with it.”


“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself,” Trump wrote. “My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”

Griffin issued an extensive apology on Tuesday, shortly after the photos — in which she’s holding up a bloody “head” resembling Trump’s — made headlines. In a video, she said, “I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction of these images. I’m a comic. I crossed the line. I move the line, then I cross it. The image went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny. I get it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my career. I will continue [to do so] … I ask for your forgiveness … taking down the image, gonna ask the photographer to take down the image, and I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far. I made a mistake, and I was wrong.”

Here is the offending photo of Kathy Griffin holding Trump’s “head.” (Photo: Tyler Shields)

Many people called out Griffin for the photo, including Trump’s son Don Jr., Chelsea Clinton, and Griffin’s pal Anderson Cooper, to name a few.

On Tuesday, the Secret Service confirmed it is investigating Griffin’s “threat.”


Trump’s tweet slightly distracts from a Twitter faux pas he made last night in which he made up a new word — covfefe — during a late-night Internet session.

Donald Trump tweeted out a new word: covfefe. (Image: Twitter)

He made light of it on Wednesday morning with another tweet asking people to figure out the “true meaning” of his fake word.


People have been having a field day with that — from Merriam-Webster to celebrities.










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