Hollywood media outlet TMZ has reported that private sources from Donald Trump’s family have said that Donald Trump’s 11 year old son Barron saw the disgusting image of CNN on air personality Kathy Griffin holding a mock-up severed head resembling that of President Donald Trump.
“Barron Trump was watching television Tuesday at home with Melania when Kathy Griffin’s photo appeared on the screen, and his initial reaction was that something terrible happened to his father.
Trump family sources tell us Barron was in front of the TV watching a show when the news came on and he saw the bloody, beheaded image. We’re told he panicked and screamed, “Mommy, Mommy!”
As it was put to us, “He’s 11. He doesn’t know who Kathy Griffin is and the head she was holding resembled his dad.”
Melania called out Kathy, saying what she did was disturbing, wrong and “makes you wonder about [her] mental health.”
Donald Trump appeared to publicly confirm the reports in the following Tweet,
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
As The Duran reported today,
“Apart from being a disgusting act, it may well be criminal.
I am a free speech advocate but like many, I believe the line should be drawn and criminal threats and obscene images or literature. The Griffin photograph not only fits both criteria, but is exemplary of each.
An image can convey a threat as much as a series of words. The threat is clear: it is glamorising and consequently encouraging the brutal killing of a well known figure, in this case the American President”.
I personally restate my calls for Kathy Griffin’s immediate arrest.
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