Kathy Griffin is taking back her apology to Trump and his family: F*ck him -- I’m not holding back
Kathy Griffin (Photo: Screen capture)

Comedian Kathy Griffin is making a comeback after the controversy surrounding her photo of her holding a bloodied head of President Donald Trump.

While Griffin made apologies for what she thought was funny and ironic given years of similar attacks on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, now she's taking back that apology.

"Yeah, I take the apology back. F*ck him," she told the hosts of "The View" Monday. "And Don Jr. and Eric, or as I call them Eddie Munster and Date Rape.' I'm not holding back on this family. This president is different and I have been through the mill and so now I'm back on the road. I sold out Carnegie Hall in less than 24 hours."

She explained that her mother, who watches Fox News and "thinks that it's real," was afraid that her own daughter had been recruited by Al-Qaeda or ISIS. "I had to tell her, 'I don't think they're taking 57-year-old red-haired Irish-American comedians today."

When asked if she regrets apologizing, Griffin said she did.

"I mean, I'm not kidding. I've performed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two places Trump has never been and can't find on a map," she continued. "If course with my connection with the military I thought of literally Daniel Pearl's mother and so I thought, OK, obviously not very many people literally witnessed that horrendous event but when I thought of her I thought, OK, apologize. And then when I found out that I was really just kind of part of the Trump wood chipper which Michelle Wolf is in now and, you know, I didn't know they had this apparatus already set up before my silly picture of a $5 halloween mask and ketchup and wanted to make a statement about what a misogynist he is."

She specifically cited eight years of President Barack Obama's effigy being hanged or lynched by his opponents. She also noted that people had decapitated Hillary Clinton heads during the 2016 election as well.

"It's important -- the First Amendment is the First Amendment for a reason," she explained. "It's the first one -- and also, I mean, the thing is, this guy just is different. I don't mean to disrespect the presidency. I've been to the White House. I have visited. I, you know, I was doing stand-up for so long, there was a time in the Bill Clinton days you could make fun of that Monica [Lewinsky] dress all day long and nobody thought you were a terrorist but now, like, you said things have gotten not only politically incorrect but this administration and learned it firsthand because I got a call the next day from the Department of Justice and I was under a two-month federal investigation for conspiracy to assassinate the president of the United States."

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