Kathy Griffin Premeditated the Attack on Barron Trump — She Even Announced Her Plan Six Months Ago

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When Kathy Griffin posed with a fake severed head designed to look like President Donald Trump, many assumed that it was a stunt aimed at taking Trump down a peg.

Some thought it was just an artistic joke in poor taste, but some — including the Secret Service — had no choice but to take it seriously:

Her photos had a devastating effect on First Son Barron Trump as well:

And in a sickening turn of events, that may have been Griffin’s goal all along. Pop culture site Vulture.com reported in December that Griffin planned to pull out all the stops and step up her “comedic” attacks on the president and his family — and specifically Barron:

It’s a question a lot of comedians are asking themselves lately: What should comedy look like during the Trump presidency? “Now more than ever we must absolutely go for all the absurdities,” Kathy Griffin told Vulture at the Equality Now Gala Tuesday night.

“For me, that’s Trump and all things Trump. It’s not about trying to be an equal-opportunity offender anymore because Hillary got such a beat down. It’s his turn. So I’m happy to deliver beat down to Donald Trump — and also to Barron.”

In spite of the fact that many people on both sides of the aisle have called for certain level of decorum with regard to the children of political figures — particularly the president — Griffin was undeterred:

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“You know a lot of comics are going to go hard for Donald, my edge is that I’ll go direct for Barron. I’m going to get in ahead of the game.”

Mission accomplished.

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