Today during a press conference, Kathy Griffin decided to address the controversy by blaming her own stupid mistakes on the Trump administration. She stated that they were out to get her, and secret service is trying to ruin her career. She broke down in tears as she described getting death threats and hate mail online.
Griffin is under fire for a picture she released holding the severed head of President Trump, covered in pretend blood.
While Griffin did say that President Trump “broke” her, she stated however that she will not back down from this fight, saying, “I am not afraid of Donald Trump. He is a bully.”
The Daily Mail has more:
Later in the interview Griffin said that her career was likely over now as a result of this incident, and that President Trump had ‘broke’ her, moments after she declared: ‘There’s a bunch of old white guys trying to silence me!’
Griffin, 56, declared later in the press conference that this would not be happening to her if she was a ‘white man.’
Her lawyer Lisa Bloom also suggested at one point during the press conference that despite reports, Barron was likely not that upset after seeing the image of Griffin with the decapitated head by stating the child was ‘allegedly’ traumatized.
‘We don’t know that. You’re assuming that everything that Trump says is true, and in fact, we know that everything Trump says is false,’ said Bloom.
It was also confirmed at the press conference that the Secret Service is investigating Griffin over the image, with the comedian saying: ‘Yeah I might get arrested today. I don’t care.’
Griffin’s criminal lawyer Dimitry Goran also joined her Friday.
‘I am really nervous, I have never done a press conference,’ said Griffin after she was introduced by her lawyer.
After making a few jokes and stating that she stands by the apology she released earlier this week, Griffin said: ‘The president and his grown children and the first lady are personally trying to ruin my life forever.’
She then went back to that notion a few moments later, speaking in disbelief as she reiterated her claim that ‘this president of all people is going to come after’ an ‘obnoxious comedian.’