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Kathy Griffin posts the bloody Trump image that ruined her career after he declares fake victory

Comedian Kathy Griffin performs at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California on September 20, 2013
Comedian Kathy Griffin performs at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California on September 20, 2013Photo: Shutterstock

Comedian Kathy Griffin re-posted the infamous image of her holding Donald Trump’s severed head to Twitter shortly after Trump falsely declared victory.

In 2017, Griffin posted a video to social media where she held “a mask styled to look like the severed, bloody head” of Trump, which some people accused her of posting to incite violence against Trump but that she said was a reference to comments Trump made about then Fox News host Megyn Kelly.

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In the ensuing controversy, Griffin and her family received death threats, she lost sponsorship deals, got fired by CNN, was investigated by the Department of Justice, and was even denounced by Anderson Cooper.

“I beg for your forgiveness,” Griffin said in a video on social media after she took down the original offending video at the time. “I went too far.”

Now she just put it back on social media after Trump declared victory in the presidential election as several states remain too close to call as they count mail-in ballots. Trump even threatened to go to the Supreme Court to stop the ballot counting.

Griffin didn’t post a caption this time.

Immediately prior to that tweet, she retweeted NBC News correspondent Stephanie Ruhle’s tweet about Trump’s false declaration of victory.

Several months after the 2017 controversy, Griffin retracted her apology.

“I am no longer sorry,” she said. “The whole outrage was B.S.”

“I’ve been through the mill. My entire tour was canceled within 24 hours because every single theater got all these death threats. These Trump fans are hard core. They are a minority, but they know how to act like they’re a majority.”

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