Kathy Griffin suggests injecting Trump with ‘syringe with nothing but air’, slammed for wishing death on POTUS
The comedian made the remarks after Trump, who is non-diabetic, joked during a Rose Garden event about taking insulin
Kathy Griffin has been slammed after she suggested Donald Trump should inject himself with air. In a recent Twitter post, the comedian wrote: “Syringe with nothing but the air inside it would do the trick. F*** TRUMP.” Her tweet was in response to a post from CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who tweeted “Trump at diabetes event at WH: ‘I don’t use insulin. Should I be?'”
According to reports, at the event on May 26 at Rose Garden, Trump announced a deal with insulin producers that will make health plans available to Medicare recipients with capped $35 co-pay for seniors with diabetes. During the afternoon event, he also said that he wanted senior citizens with diabetes to repay him in November for slashing the price of insulin for diabetic seniors. "I hope the seniors are going to remember it because Biden is the one who put us in the jam. They were incompetent," he said of former Vice President Joe Biden.
Meanwhile, the event also witnessed another eyebrow-raising line from the non-diabetic president as he said to someone, “I don't use insulin. Should I be?”
Soon after Griffin’s tweet, people started accusing her of “threatening” Trump’s life, with people saying things like: “This is a direct threat to the President of the United States. Haul her ass in now!!!! @Twitter you are a National Disgrace allowing this!!!”, “Politics aside ... You're such an awful person. I feel sorry for you.”
Injecting someone with air could cause a blood vessel blockage and prove fatal. However, the hate from Trump supporters did not deter the comedian from defending herself as she reshared a news story accusing her of “advocating for someone to stab” the president, with the words: “I SURE DID, F***ER,” adding the hashtag: “#TrumpLiedPeopleDied” in reference to the COVID-19 crisis.
Besides, when another reporter claimed that Twitter would be “looking into” her comments, Griffin responded by saying: “Go f*** yourself. Do you wanna tussle with me, you f***ing amateur? #100ThousandDead.”
However, this is not the first time, the 59-year-old has criticized Trump and received criticism from his supporters. In 2017, she made headlines for posting a very gory photo in which she was seen holding a model of Trump’s decapitated head. She also reportedly joked during the photoshoot that she and her photographer, Tyler Shields, would have to move to Mexico once the pictures were released for fear they would be thrown in jail.
Griffin faced a lot of backlash at that time as some called her as an attention-hungry celebrity looking for a boost to her career, while some called her action foul. Republican political strategist Rick Wilson wrote on Twitter: “Just don’t. Not helpful”, while Ben Shapiro, an American conservative political commentator, tweeted: “Leftists, tell me again about Trump’s violent language ushering in an era of violence.”
“Unfortunately, when someone does something at this level of inappropriate, it's almost impossible to not give them the attention they crave,” writer Ben Howe said at the time.