Kathy Griffin walked into her home office just before noon in late June, still wearing pajamas. The shamed “comedienne” stays up late now and she uses it to keep tabs on President Trump’s tweets. He is eviscerating opponents on Twitter so Griffin feels like she needs to be involved and make comments.
“Why are people still expecting me to apologize and grovel to a man that tweets like this?” Griffin vented to me. “I’m a comedian; he’s our fucking president.”
It has been nearly a month since Kathy Griffin decided to hoist up a severed head covered in blood that looked like the President. It wasn’t actually a head, but it was enough to piss everyone off. As it should because it looks like a threat to our nation.
In the following days, the Secret Service opened an investigation; Griffin was fired from the CNN New Year’s Eve broadcast that she had co-hosted with Anderson Cooper for ten years; a lucrative endorsement contract was canceled, and so were 15 scheduled live performances, owing to bomb threats, which she estimates cost her more than a million dollars. Thousands of death threats rolled in, some of her close friends abandoned her, and even her beloved Fox News–loving mother, Maggie Griffin, joked to her daughter that she would not have her support.
In response, Griffin held a press conference where she was combative and very defensive. She made herself look like she’s guilty of doing it on purpose because of such a terrible press conference.
“President Trump just pardoned Joe Arpaio, who was essentially running a concentration camp in the Arizona desert,” she tells me over the phone this past weekend. “He said there are some good Nazis, and he’s kicking out young adults who were brought here as kids by their parents, and I’m the one who has to continue to apologize?”
Yes, she is trying to compare her horror to President Trump doing his duty.
What do you think?