Kathy Griffin’s odd photo shoot continues to stir up controversy. The photo of herself holding a severed effigy head of Donald Trump cost her endorsement deals, and her spot with CNN. And it was reported to have upset Barron Trump. And when celebrities began mocking Barron, Donald Trump, Jr. stepped in to defend his little brother.
The case in point involves Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings. He tweeted “Barron Trump saw a very long necktie on a heap of expired deli meat in a dumpster. He thought it was his dad & his little heart is breaking.”
Donald Trump, Jr. Stepped in and responded. “It takes a real man to pick on an 11 year old. Yet another low from the left, but they will rationalize this away with their usual excuses.”
Jennings wasn’t phased by the Trump, Jr. response. In fact, he replied to it. “I will kill as many white rhinos as it takes to prove my masculinity to Donald Trump Jr.”
What exactly that means is open to interpenetration. Most are taking it as an attack on one of Trump, Jr.’s hobbies: big game hunting.
All of this stems from President Trump’s tweet Tuesday that implied Barron had been frightened by the image.
“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!’ he wrote on Twitter.”
Jennings parlayed his success as an game show contestant into a career as an author. Trump supporters who are upset that he would attack the youngest Trump have started an effort to get Simon & Schuster, Jennings’s publisher, to drop him.
Trump, Jr. has posted previously about the Griffin image. “Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS?”
Griffin, after feeling the heat from the response, issued the following apology. “I crossed the line.”