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Comedian Kathy Griffin said Monday she is walking back her apology for posing with a bloody effigy of President Donald Trump’s decapitated head.
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About a year ago, Griffin posted a tearful video in which she apologized to Trump for participating in the gruesome photo shoot. Griffin later deleted it, and now she’s completely reneging on the concession.
“I take the apology back,” she said Monday on ABC’s “The View.” “F**k him.”
At that point, co-host Sara Haines chimed in to say the network would “need to ding that bell if that happens again,” referring to Griffin’s vulgar language.
The comedian also took a dig at Trump’s sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, whom she compared to “Eddie Munster and Date Rape.” Griffin told the ABC panelists she’s “not holding back” anymore when it comes to the Trump family.
She said it’s important to attack Trump because it’s her constitutional right to do so.
“The First Amendment is the First Amendment for a reason. It’s the first one,” Griffin explained. “And also, I mean, the thing is this guy just is different.”
“I’M NOT HOLDING BACK.” @kathygriffin discusses her comeback after her controversial Trump photoshoot: “This president is different — and I have been trough the mill and I’m back on the road.” https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/9dnMQeloLl
— The View (@TheView) April 30, 2018
Griffin also stood up for comedian Michelle Wolf, who is facing a lot of criticism from conservatives and members of the press for her vulgar and offensive performance Saturday night at the White House Correspondents’ dinner in Washington, D.C.
“I was really just kind of part of the Trump wood chipper, which Michelle Wolf is in now, and you know, I didn’t know they had this apparatus already set up before my silly picture of a $5 Halloween mask and ketchup, and I wanted to make a statement about what a misogynist he is,” Griffin said Monday.