Let’s put politics aside for a minute. Let’s leave the snark where it is. Ask yourself this: When you were 11 years old, what would you have done if you turned on the TV and saw somebody holding up your dad’s bloody severed head?
Barron Trump was watching television Tuesday at home with Melania when Kathy Griffin’s photo appeared on the screen, and his initial reaction was that something terrible happened to his father.
Trump family sources tell us Barron was in front of the TV watching a show when the news came on and he saw the bloody, beheaded image. We’re told he panicked and screamed, “Mommy, Mommy!”
The kid is 11 years old. That’s his dad. He has no idea who Kathy Griffin is, nor should he. He just saw something horrible, and he thought it had happened to his father.
Look, I’m all for artistic expression and dissent and free speech. And I’m glad to watch Democrats alienate as many undecided voters as possible. So I don’t think Griffin should suffer any consequences for this, beyond losing a Squatty Potty endorsement. (Seriously, that just happened.)
But how about showing the slightest bit of common sense, everybody? How about thinking these things through? Something that makes you feel better could make a blameless little boy feel a lot worse.
You can hate the Trumps all you want, for any reason you want. That’s your right as an American. But they’re still human beings. It would’ve been outrageous if someone had done this to President Obama, and people would’ve been rightly shocked that his kids had to deal with it.
At least we now know where the line is…
Nope. Too much. By a very long distance, way too much. https://t.co/I9977nKEAP
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 30, 2017
P.S. Is there a word for “surprised but still ambivalent”? Is that what “covfefe” means?
BREAKING: CNN cuts ties with Kathy Griffin after video depicting her holding a likeness of President Donald Trump's severed head.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 31, 2017