Entertainer Kathy Griffin, who once posed holding a replica of Pres. Donald Trump’s severed, bloody head, is now proudly advocating that someone stick a lethal air-filled syringe into Trump’s arm.
On Tuesday, Griffin tweeted that a “Syringe with nothing but air inside would do the trick. F**K TRUMP” in reply to a post by CNN’s Jim Acosta reporting that Trump had said, ‘I don’t use insulin. Should I be?”
When the Washington Examiner reported Griffin’s comment on Twitter, noting that injecting Trump with air could be lethal, Griffin replied that such a deed was, in fact, what she was suggesting:
Washington Examiner: “.@KathyGriffin advocates for someone to stab @realDonaldTrump with syringe full of air. Air embolisms, caused by air getting into the bloodstream, can be fatal. https://washex.am/2zy0NnF”
Kathy Griffin: “I SURE DID, FUCKER. #TrumpLiedPeopleDied”
In an article reporting on Griffin’s tweets, the Washington Examiner says it contacted the Secret Service about Griffin’s tweets and has asked Twitter if her posts violated the social media giant’s policies banning violent threats – to which Twitter merely replied it would “look into” the matter:
“The Washington Examiner reached out to the Secret Service about Griffin's tweets.
“The Washington Examiner also asked Twitter if she breached the platform's violent threats policy. A representative said the company will "look into" the tweets.”
As CNSNews.com reported in May of 2017, the Secret Service launched an investigation into comedian Kathy Griffin’s display of a mock, bloody severed head of President Donald Trump and public outrage over Griffin’s stunt prompted even CNN to severe ties with her:
“The image of Griffin holding up the president’s “severed head” prompted widespread public condemnation – so much so that Griffin was forced to issue an apology. CNN felt so much heat that it severed ties with Griffin, firing her from her scheduled gig on its New Years Eve program.”