Remember how bad you felt for comedian Kathy Griffin when CNN dropped her from its New Year’s Eve show … just because she had done a photo shoot in which she posed, ISIS-style, with President Trump’s bloody, severed head?
Well, get ready to feel bad all over again, because Griffin’s still not done talking about it.
“[Trump] absolutely used me as a tool to distract from his bad news of the day."https://t.co/AMXtKkxTUZ
— IJR (@TheIJR) December 27, 2017
Politico on Tuesday published a piece on “What happens when Trump targets you on Twitter” and included Griffin among those “targeted” by Trump … just because of that whole bloody severed head thing. For the record, here’s how he targeted her:
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Griffin told Politico about the damage done to her career after Trump posted that tweet.
In the days after Trump highlighted the photo, the Emmy Award-winning comedian was fired from CNN, where she was set to co-host the channel’s New Year’s Eve show alongside Anderson Cooper. She was dropped as a celebrity endorser for Squatty Potty. The Secret Service launched an investigation. Today, she says she still can’t book a gig anywhere in the United States.
Griffin blames the change in her status to the president personally driving the outrage machine.“I think it would have been gone in a week without his tweet,” she admitted. “Trump knows what would be perceived as something hysterical and he loves hysteria. There are millions of people who think I’m a member of ISIS to this day.”
… according to Griffin, Trump’s response to the photo was a calculated move to distract from firing former FBI Director James Comey. “It was very soon after the Comey firing,” she said. “He absolutely used me as a tool to distract from his bad news of the day.”
So she blames Trump’s tweet — and not her tasteless photo — for her career troubles. Maybe the photo shoot was just a bad idea?
Well, @KathyGriffin, that's what tools are for. To be used. And you are DEFINITELY a tool.
— (((L.N. Smithee))) (@LNSmithee) December 27, 2017
Is she trying to suggest that it's Trump's fault that she did a photo shoot of her holding Trump's severed head?
These people are insane. https://t.co/ZlebOOQN7b
— RBe (@RBPundit) December 27, 2017
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That’s pretty much exactly what she’s suggesting.
— Jorge Lorenzo (@canesfan4050) December 27, 2017
It's not like he was forced to respond to a picture of his bloody head being held by a complete psycho…
— Kelen McBreen (@Kelenmcbreen) December 27, 2017
Guess who's starving for attention? https://t.co/hsf9fZEZBY
— KC Frew (@KnoxvilleKC) December 27, 2017