When it comes to whether President Trump should take insulin for diabetes, Kathy Griffin has the answer.
The Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian took to social media to suggest a potentially lethal procedure in reaction to CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s tweet about Trump asking whether he should be given an insulin regimen at a White House diabetes event Tuesday.
“Syringe with nothing but air inside it would do the trick,” Griffin wrote, adding, “F — — TRUMP.”
Air injected into the body’s bloodstream through syringes or IVs can cause air embolisms and be fatal.
Almost instantly, users on the platform remarked how the “Life on the D-List” star should expect another visit from the Secret Service because her tweet could be viewed as a direct threat against POTUS.
It wouldn’t be new territory for the feisty funnywoman, who came under fire in 2017 after tweeting an image of herself and what looked like the bloodied head of the caustic commander-in-chief.
Griffin later apologized for the attention-grabby stunt saying, “I went too far. I made a mistake, and I was wrong.”
Her promising career took a nosedive in the aftermath of the controversy.
She’s taking the swift backlash in stride this time around — repeatedly and explicitly responding to those complaining about her syringe comment.
“I sure did,” Griffin stated matter-of-factly, concluding with “#TrumpLiedPeopleDied” – the social media hashtag used by the Trump critics regarding his poor response to the coronavirus crisis, which caused the deaths of 100,000 people in the United States.
On Wednesday afternoon, Twitter removed the syringe tweet and replaced it with the following text: “This tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules. Learn more.”
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