Washed up comedienne Kathy Griffin on Tuesday evening told CNN’s Jim Acosta to stab President Trump with a syringe full of air.
Air embolisms, or air bubbles in the bloodstream, can cause potentially fatal strokes.
CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted: Trump at diabetes event at WH: “I don’t use insulin. Should I be?”
Kathy Griffin responded by telling Acosta to kill President Trump.
“Syringe with nothing but air inside it would do the trick,” Griffin said in a tweet responding to Jim Acosta.
“FUCK TRUMP” she added.
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Syringe with nothing but air inside it would do the trick.
FUCK TRUMP https://t.co/UR2rfymQNY
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 26, 2020
Kathy Griffin then lashed out at the breaking news editor for the Washington Examiner after he announced that he reached out to Twitter and the Secret Service and alerted them to her threat against President Trump.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 27, 2020
Twitter users alerted the Secret Service.
— The Burning Bush (@CocaineNinja1) May 27, 2020
— ⭐️⭐️⭐️Gina Benedetta-Q (@AllForLoveQ) May 27, 2020
— Ava🇺🇸❤️🌸🌞🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@AvaTaylor2409) May 27, 2020
Twitter said Kathy Griffin’s tweet did not violate the terms of service, however her tweet has been deleted.
Twitter determined Kathy Griffin did NOT break the terms of service with this tweet where she encourages someone to kill @realDonaldTrump. They won’t take action because "she’s not telling people to go do it."
They said this despite the fact she‘s clearly advocating for it. pic.twitter.com/dChHDNKXrk
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 27, 2020
This is not the first time Kathy Griffin has threatened President Trump.
She previously received a visit from the Secret Service after her Trump beheading stunt which also landed her on Interpol’s watch list.