Following the announcement of a new plan to slash the price of insulin for diabetic seniors, Trump told reporters at the Rose Garden: “I don’t use insulin. Should I be?”
In response, comedian Griffin tweeted: “Syringe with nothing but air inside it would do the trick. F*** TRUMP.”
Injecting yourself with air could cause a fatal blood vessel blockage, but despite the president’s supporters accusing her of “threatening” Trump’s life, Griffin doubled down on her joke.
Defending her tweet, the US comedian reshared a news story accusing her of “advocating for someone to stab” the president, with the words: “I SURE DID, F***ER,” adding the hashtag: “#TrumpLiedPeopleDied” in reference to the coronavirus crisis.
When another reporter claimed that Twitter would be “looking into” her comments, Griffin replied: “Go f*** yourself. Do you wanna tussle with me, you f***ing amateur? #100ThousandDead.”
It’s not the first time Griffin has criticised the president, in 2017 tweeting a picture of herself holding a model of Trump’s decapitated head.