Trump said the photo "makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it."

By Alana Abramson
May 31, 2017

Melania Trump sharply criticized Kathy Griffin for posting a photograph of a severed, bloody head that strongly resembled her husband, claiming the incident “makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.”

“As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing. When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong,” the first lady said in a statement provided by her spokeswoman.

Griffin came under fire from both sides of the political aisle Tuesday for appearing in a photograph that showed President Trump’s head severed and bloodied.

“This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president,” Chelsea Clinton wrote on Twitter. The comedian apologized Tuesday night and said she was asking the photographer to take down the image.

“I’m a comic, I crossed the line,” she said in a video posted on her Twitter account. “I went way too far.”

But President Trump tweeted about the video Wednesday morning, claiming it had upset his children, particularly his 11-year-old son Barron.


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