Lara Trump slaps down Kathy Griffin on gory decapitation photo

Lara Trump slaps down Kathy Griffin on gory decapitation photo
Donald Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, spoke out against Kathy Griffin's gory photo of the president, calling it "appalling." She said, "There were a lot of people around that could have said, 'You know what, this crosses the line,'" (2016 file photo/Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, weighed in with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on the controversy over Kathy Griffin’s gruesome photo depicting the decapitation of the president.

“I think the saddest part of this, Lara,” Hannity asked Wednesday, “reading and watching this, is the reaction of the president’s youngest son, Barron, and do you know if that TMZ report, I assume, is true?”

Hannity was referring to a report that Barron had seen the offensive photo orchestrated by Kathy Griffin on television and was traumatized by it.

“I actually haven’t talked to them today about this specifically,” she admitted, “but you know, my brother-in-law said it very well, the fact that we live in a society that thinks that something like this is acceptable. And let’s not forget it probably wasn’t just Kathy Griffin — she has many people around her. There was a photographer involved, I’m sure she has a publicist that worked with her.

“There were a lot of people around that could have said, ‘You know what, this crosses the line,’ and the fact that nobody said this crosses a line is appalling,” said Lara, who is married to Eric Trump. “But it tells you the society that we live in today and what some people deem acceptable. And this is exactly right — had this happened to President [Barack] Obama, I can only imagine what people would be saying right now.”

Hannity asked her how she dealt with the attacks from the left, adding himself among those attacked for merely supporting the president.

“We’ve been dealing with it for almost two years now, Sean,” she responded, “and I’d love to say that it gets easier, but we can handle it, you know. We’ve taken it for almost two years, and we understand that this is the world we live in. And we’ve accepted it in a way.”

“But I think what is not acceptable is that people do things like what Kathy Griffin did,” Trump continued. “There are people out there that would rather see our president fail rather than see our country succeed. And it’s very dangerous and we live in a very dangerous place right now. And it’s very frightening to all of us.”

Griffin likely didn’t envision the furor she was causing when she took the photo, as it has since cost her the hosting job for CNN’s New Year’s Eve program. She’s had other appearances canceled because of the distasteful picture she publicized.

Although she apologized for the offensive photo, many, like Fox News’ Dana Perino, questioned the sincerity of her apology given that it just brought her more of the attention she craved.

Kathy Griffin says she went way too far when she appeared in a brief video Tuesday holding what looked like President Donald Trump's bloody, severed head. The comic posted a video later Tuesday apologizing for the video image, saying it was "too disturbing" and wasn't funny.

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