Kathy Griffin isn’t sorry for brutally slamming Melania Trump’s false assertion about family separation
After Kathy Griffin faced massive backlash last year for posting a photo of her holding what appeared to be President Donald Trump’s decapitated head, she initially apologized. But later she backed off her apology and said she wasn’t sorry.
Kathy Griffin (CHRIS PIZZELLO)
The comedian doesn’t appear poised to offer any kind of apology for tweeting out a profanity-laced criticism of Melania Trump, after the first lady Sunday issued a statement of concern about immigrant children being separated from their parents under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on border crossings.
“(Expletive) you, Melanie,” Griffin tweeted. “You know damn well your husband can end this immediately…you feckless complicit piece of (expletive).”
Griffin’s tweet to her 2.1 million followers garnered 29,000 “likes” and was retweeted more than 6,000 times; it also used the president’s wrong spelling of his wife’s name in a recent birthday greeting. Griffin tweet was in response to this statement that was issued Sunday morning through Melania Trump’s spokeswoman to CNN.
“Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.”
NEW: Statement from @FLOTUS spokeswoman @StephGrisham45 to me regarding what’s happening to kids at our borders: pic.twitter.com/fpsfHJSOTa
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) June 17, 2018
Some, including Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty, praised the first lady for breaking her usual reticence by addressing her husband’s “heinous” policy and by saying the United States needs to govern “with heart.”
But many others, from a New York Times report by Peter Baker to Griffin, noted that Melania Trump’s “both sides” comment merely echoed her husband’s repeated false assertions that his administration is …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment