It appears as though Hollywood never learns.
Early in President Trump’s first term, self-professed “D-list” actress Kathy Griffin provided “the resistance” with a harrowing new benchmark in their opposition to the Commander in Chief via a realistic photoshoot in which Griffin depicted herself as having beheaded Trump a la ISIS.
This dog whistle nearly proved fatal when, just two weeks later, a former Bernie Sanders campaign worker named James T. Hodgkinson attempted to assassinate the entire GOP charity baseball team during a practice in Virginia.
Now, three years later, Griffin is starved fro attention and back at it, this time providing an alternative solution for murdering the leader of the free world.
Comedian and perennial Trump antagonist Kathy Griffin is advocating for the physical assault of the president, tweeting that she wants someone to stab the commander in chief with a “syringe with nothing but air inside” — a potentially lethal act if it creates an embolism.
Physically threatening the president of the United States is a federal offense. Physical threats also constitute a violation of Twitter’s terms of service that can result in permanently getting kicked off the platform. “We will immediately and permanently suspend any account found to be posting violent threats,” the social media giant says on its official site.
When pressed on the insinuation, Griffin didn’t hold back:
Later, Griffin confirmed a tweet from the Washington Examiner that said the comedian is advocating “for someone to stab [Trump] with syringe full of air. Air embolisms, caused by air getting into the bloodstream, can be fatal.”
Griffin responded: “I SURE DID, [EXPLETIVE].”
Given that Twitter has recently taken to adding “fact checks” to tweets made by the President himself, you would think that Griffin’s call for violence would be grounds for expulsion from the platform. As of this writing, that has not been the case.
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