Griffin 'should be ashamed of herself' after photo, Trump tweets

Posted at 5:30 AM, May 31, 2017

President Donald Trump reacted harshly to a photo posted by comedian Kathy Griffin. 

Griffin has apologized for posting a photo of herself holding a bloody decapitated head looking like Trump, but Trump slammed Griffin in a tweet Wednesday morning after the apology. 

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First lady Melania Trump also expressed outrage at the photo. 

"As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing," Melania Trump said in a statement posted on CNN. "When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it."

Griffin posted her video apology Tuesday night on Twitter. 

"I'm a comic," she said. "I crossed the line. I moved the line, then I crossed it. I went way too far." 

The photo drew rebuke from both sides of the aisle. Chelsea Clinton posted, "This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president." 

Any further reverberations of the tweet are unclear at this moment. Griffin co-hosts CNN's New Year's Eve coverage with Anderson Cooper. CNN reported the company has not determined what to do about the New Year's Eve coverage.

"We found what she did disgusting and offensive," a CNN spokesperson said. "We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down. We are evaluating our New Year's Eve coverage and have made no decisions at this point."