Donald Trump Jr. hit back at liberal comedian Kathy Griffin after a photo surfaced on Tuesday of her holding a bloody “beheaded” depiction of his father.
“Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today,” Trump Jr. tweeted along with a link to the story. (RELATED: Whoopi Goldberg Goes Off On Donald Trump Jr. After He Criticizes London Mayor)
“They consider this acceptable,” he added. “Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS?”
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
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 30, 2017
Shortly after the photo surfaced, people on the right and left reacted with disgust over the shot, including Keith Olbermann who said it was “way too much” and Chelsea Clinton who called it both “vile”and “wrong.”
“Nope. Too much. By a very long distance, way too much,” Olbermann tweeted.
Nope. Too much. By a very long distance, way too much. https://t.co/I9977nKEAP
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 30, 2017
“This is vile and wrong,” Clinton tweeted. “It is never funny to joke about killing the president.”
This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president. https://t.co/zIiuKoMyFw
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 30, 2017
The photographer Tyler Shields and Griffin joked about having to move to Mexico or else be put in prison once the shot came out in a behind-the-scenes video.
“Tyler and I are not afraid to do images that make noise,” Griffin explained in the video.