First Lady Melania Trump has spoken out against the grotesque photo of Kathy Griffin holding up a bloody head, replicated to look like a decapitate President Donald Trump.
Melania questions the mental health of Griffin and says, “that photo is very disturbing.”
Per Daily Mail:
First lady Melania Trump said that ‘[a]s a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing.’
‘When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it.’
The Secret Service is also considering the photo as threatening and says, “We don’t have the luxury of knowing a person’s intent”:
Meanwhile, the Secret Service made an oblique reference to the controversy on Twitter, reminding everyone that any threats against the president are taken seriously.
‘On it! @SecretService has a robust protective intelligence division that monitors open source reporting & social media to evaluate threats. Threats made against @SecretService protectees receive the highest priority of all of our investigations. #ProtectionNeverRests.’
The agency later released a statement saying that ‘[i]t is always unfortunate when people make statements that could be perceived as threats. We don’t have the luxury of knowing a person’s intent. Each alleged or perceived threat has to be investigated thoroughly which taxes Secret Service manpower and resources that could be utilized elsewhere.’