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It has been almost one year since comedian Kathy Griffin conducted a photo shoot where she held a decapitated effigy of President Donald Trump. In a video documenting the shoot, Griffin says she and photographer Tyler Shields are “not afraid to do images that make noise.”
In the backlash that followed, the Secret Service conducted an investigation into Griffin. In a recent interview with ABC’s “Start Here” podcast, she opened up about the investigation and said she believes Trump personally ordered the Secret Service to do it.
“Of course,” Griffin said. “You know how he works.”
“You know, he has a vendetta against certain people,” she added.
Griffin also talked about the intense scrutiny she faced, which included being let go by CNN and multiple shows being canceled.
“What I didn’t realize is I was just being thrown into, like, the Trump wood chipper,” she explained. “I didn’t realize that day that they already had this apparatus in place. You know, how to coordinate with [Sean] Hannity and Fox News and how to coordinate with TMZ.”
Griffin continues to take shots at Trump, with her most recent retweet talking about how Trump is “too chickens**t to face the press at the White House Correspondents Dinner.” Griffin has been invited to the event.@kathygriffin/Twitter
Trump is planning on hosting a rally with supporters in Detroit instead of attending the dinner.