Comedian Kathy Griffin faced backlash on Twitter for her post Tuesday about President Donald Trump being injected with air ― a potentially fatal procedure that could cause an air embolism and block a blood vessel.
“Syringe with nothing but air inside it would do the trick,” Griffin wrote in response to Trump’s pondering during a White House diabetes event on the price of insulin about whether he should take the drug.
“F**K TRUMP,” the comedian added.
Griffin later responded to a tweet from the conservative Washington Examiner news website, which said she was advocating “for someone to stab” Trump with a syringe full of air.
“I SURE DID, F**KER,” she replied.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 27, 2020
Griffin, who in March was hospitalized with a stomach infection amid fears she’d contracted COVID-19, faced backlash in 2017 after she posed for photographs with a fake severed head that looked like the president.
Trump called Griffin “sick” for the stunt:
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
The comedian initially apologized, saying she went “way too far” and “was wrong.” She also was investigated by the Secret Service.