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Kathy Griffin Issues Shock 'Date Rape' Trump Statement

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No one should love President Donald Trump more than liberal women comics who need a career boost.

That was on full display Monday, when Kathy Griffin took to the Trump-hating stage of ABC’s “The View” to continue her return to American celebrity a year after she seemingly self-destructed with a picture of Trump decapitated in effigy.

And in her foul-mouthed rant, she not only hit the president, she attacked his family too.

It might seem like a lot longer now, but it was only a year ago, in May 2017, when Griffin guaranteed herself a place in the history of the Trump presidency — and the attention of the Secret Service — by publishing a photo of herself holding the bloody trophy.

Griffin’s career immediately went into a tailspin, with public denunciations from conservatives, lost jobs, and even Griffin’s own YouTube video where she said, “I sincerely apologize.”

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“I moved the line, then I crossed it,” Griffin said. “I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny … I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far. I made a mistake and I was wrong.”

Sounds pretty contrite, doesn’t it? Almost makes you think she meant it, right?

On Monday, Griffin had a slightly different take on it.

“By the way, I take the apology back,” she told “The View” co-hosts flippantly. “F*** him. “And the sons, the sons, Don Jr. and Eric, or as I call them, ‘Eddie Munster’ and ‘Date Rape.’”

Check out the beginning of Griffin’s performance on “The View” here.

The changed tone is probably because Griffin realized that when she groveled for forgiveness, she’d actually underestimated the degree to which coastal liberals in this country have committed themselves to opposing Trump no matter how successful he might be.

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But now that she’s back in full Trump-despising mode, Griffin is reaping the benefits. She even made a point of telling the shrews on “The View” that she’d sold out New York’s Carnegie Hall for an upcoming show, eliciting a round of applause from the trained seals in the audience

At a time when Michelle Wolf, a previously unknown, hack comedy writer, can make herself a household name with a loathsome, mean-spirited attack on the president and his staff at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, Griffin knows her best chance of selling tickets is by pandering to a liberal audience that hates the president.

In fact, she was present herself at Saturday’s WHCA, and got an acid write-up in The Washington Post for her trouble. (Even the liberal Post basically called her a pretentious loser.)

But having an ounce of self-respect isn’t Griffin’s meal ticket these days; setting herself up as a voice for liberals who hate Trump is.

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That’s how Griffin sold out Carnegie Hall in deep blue New York City. It’s why she was even on “The View” in the first place.

Liberals need to face reality: Trump Derangement Syndrome has not only run the American political system off its rails, it’s also created a lucrative market for anything and everything that attacks the president or his family. (Calling a son a “rapist” is a little unusual, but Griffin has never been one to go half-way.)

In one of the few semi-honest lines of her WHCA act, Michelle Wolf actually called out the media for its parasitic relationship with the president.

“He’s helped you sell your papers and your books and your TV,” she said. “You helped create this monster, and now you’re profiting off of him.”

She was wrong about the media creating Trump. It’s true that the most unlikely campaign in American history couldn’t have happened with the media’s coverage, but the conditions that gave it birth were far more complex than some phenomenally successful p.r. campaign — starting with the phenomenon that is the candidate himself.

But there’s no doubt Trump has helped the media sell paper, books and television time, that’s for sure.

And he’s helped female liberal comics who needed a career boost:

He’s helped them sell themselves.

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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.
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