Melania Trump Responds to Kathy Griffin’s Trump Beheading Photo

Lauretta  Brown
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Posted: May 31, 2017 12:00 PM
Melania Trump Responds to Kathy Griffin’s Trump Beheading Photo

The First Lady issued a statement Wednesday responding to comedian Kathy Griffin’s photoshoot with a bloodied, dismembered head of President Donald Trump. Melania called the images “very disturbing” and “simply wrong.”

“As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing,” she said. “When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.”

President Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that the images had been particularly disturbing for his 11-year-old son Barron who was having a hard time coping with it.

Griffin later apologized after backlash from both sides of the aisle, including condemnations from Chelsea Clinton and Griffin’s friend, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.