Robert Gehl reports that while watching television at home with First Lady Melania Trump, Presidential Son Barron saw the photo appear on screen of Kathy Griffin holding what appeared to be the decapitated head of his dad.
Barron freaked out.
He panicked and screamed, “Mommy! Mommy!” TMC reports.
The source told the tabloid website “He’s 11. He doesn’t know who Kathy Griffin is and the head she was holding resembled his dad.”
Griffin has since apologized for the image, saying it was in bad taste; she has also been fired from CNN.
“I’m a comic,” she said. “I cross the line. I move the line, then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny. I get it.”
She asked that the photographer take down the photo he posted. “I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far,” she said in the post on Tuesday. “I made a mistake and I was wrong.”
The president mentioned Barron in a response to 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this,” he wrote. “Sick!”
Donald Trump Jr. also reacted angrily to the image.
Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS? https://t.co/QdghcbIjS7
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 30, 2017
“Disgusting but not surprising,” Donald Trump Jr. wrote. “This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS?”