Kathy Griffin Carried Out Surprise Attack on Trump Staffer at WHCD


It was Michelle Wolf’s kamikaze run on Sarah Huckabee Sanders and decency that took headlines from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, but she was far from the only vulgar comedienne in the house that night. Oh, no. There was one very famous faux executioner in the house.

Yes, apparently Kathy Griffin — most recently seen complaining about how holding up the bloodied, effigial head of the president had somehow cost her work — was also in attendance at the dinner, where she was on her best behavior to prove how she could be trusted in adult company, no matter what their opinions may be.

Oh, no, just kidding. She accosted a minor White House official and told him to “suck my d***,” because apparently Griffin is determined to singlehandedly napalm her career opportunities permanently.

That information came from the Washington Blade, an alternative LGBT paper which invited her to the dinner.

“The event is a celebration of the First Amendment,” the Blade explained.

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“As a longtime LGBT rights advocate, a comedian and provocateur, Griffin has made a long and successful career out of exercising her First Amendment right to free speech. The stunt last year in which she posed with a mock severed head of Donald Trump — which needlessly led CNN to fire her from a longstanding New Year’s Eve hosting gig with Anderson Cooper — was a textbook case of satire, which is constitutionally protected speech.”

“Needlessly fired” for a “textbook case of satire,” which ended with the Secret Service dispatched to interview her. I’m sure the Blade invited Ted Nugent to their table for using his talents as a “comedian and provocateur” against the Obama administration.

However, the Blade described the “only awkward moment” as being her confrontation with deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley, who made the mistake of trying to “squeeze past” the Blade’s table.

When he did, Griffin accosted him, saying, “How do you sleep at night?”

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“Very well, thank you,” Gidley responded.

Griffin expressed doubt, to which Gidley responded, “Are we really going to do this?”

“Yes we are, suck my d***!” Griffin said. “No, really, suck my d***!”

“There was some back-and-forth, then Gidley, who was holding a Tecate, announced he was off to enjoy his Mexican beer ‘before we build the wall and you can’t get these anymore,’” the Blade reported.

“That prompted a farewell ‘f*** you’ from Griffin, triggering nervous laughter around our table.”

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Yes, that was the “only awkward moment” Griffin engendered Saturday. Talk about the ultimate “But aside from that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?” moment.

Now, again, let’s go back to my Ted Nugent hypothetical before. Given that invitation from the Blade (which, in fairness, I don’t think got lost in the mail), do you think he would spend the night accosting random administration officials and telling them to do things to anatomy he doesn’t have?

This seems somewhat out of character. The same thing goes with other conservative celebrities. Do you see Clint Eastwood, Vince Vaughn or Jessica Simpson pulling this kind of stunt?

Yet, this barely even made the news, if only because Griffin booted it from Kathy Griffin-related headlines by pulling a profanity-laced performance on “The View” during which she retracted her apology to the president for holding up his bloodied head for a photo shoot.

“Yeah, I take the apology back,” Griffin said, according to Fox News. “F*** him. And Don Jr. and Eric, or as I call them Eddie Munster and Date Rape. I’m not holding back on this family. This president is different and I have been through the mill and so now I’m back on the road. I sold out Carnegie Hall in less than 24 hours.”

That probably says more about the people who bought tickets than it does about you or the Trumps, Kathy.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
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Catholic University of America
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