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At 7:18 pm EST this Tuesday evening, anti-Trump zealot Kathy Griffin posted a tweet calling for President Donald Trump to be injected with air, which could kill him.
Yet as of 9:00 am the following morning, the tweet remained online, raising questions about Twitter’s willingness to remove “harmful” content from its platform.
Look at the tweet below (*Language warning):
Syringe with nothing but air inside it would do the trick.
FUCK TRUMP https://t.co/UR2rfymQNY
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 26, 2020
The tweet was posted in response to a report from CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta about how Trump had, during a diabetes event at the White House earlier that evening, asked whether he should inject himself with insulin.
To hear Griffin tell it, it’d be better if the president injected himself with air, which would create an air embolism.
“An air embolism, also called a gas embolism, occurs when one or more air bubbles enter a vein or artery and block it. When an air bubble enters a vein, it’s called a venous air embolism. When an air bubble enters an artery, it’s called an arterial air embolism,” Healthline notes.
“These air bubbles can travel to your brain, heart, or lungs and cause a heart attack, stroke, or respiratory failure. Air embolisms are rather rare.”
Griffin’s tweet provoked thousands of responses, with some blue checkmark “Resistance” members naturally trotting out every excuse imaginable to defend it.
Case in point (*Language warning):
— Tony (@TonyAtamanuik) May 27, 2020
— Max Burns (@themaxburns) May 27, 2020
Relax, everybody. ❄️❄️❄️ https://t.co/Gv4dLj57Cx
— Ali A. Rizvi (@aliamjadrizvi) May 27, 2020
Trump posted a video that featured Joe Biden’s name across a coffin. I dont think he really cares about threats, since he’s making them, himself.
— Susan Insufficiently Partisan Bagwell (@SweetieWalker) May 27, 2020
But as of Wednesday morning, the majority of the responses appeared to be negative, with notable figures like Donald Trump Jr. leading the brigade and calling out Twitter for what they believed to be its inexcusable hypocrisy.
I don’t think past their prime comedians who tweet stupid things should be banned on here, but next time @twitter @jack bans a conservative for saying something not PC, just remember they have no problem with Dems making death threats against @realDonaldTrump on their platform. https://t.co/pOd6GXbxhV
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 27, 2020
What a disgusting, hateful person you are. I hope the @SecretService actually does something this time besides interview you. Advocating for someone to kill the President? Wow
— Carl Marino (@carlmarino1) May 27, 2020
We are done dealing with the obscene censorship from Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the likes. @KathyGriffin issues death threats to POTUS and nothing happens while conservatives are shut down for following people back! pic.twitter.com/hVyo3kKUaP
— Errol Webber For Congress (CA-37) (@ErrolWebber) May 27, 2020
Verified Twitter user and failed comedian, @kathygriffin, openly admits to encouraging people to assassinate the President of the United States.
Another example of Tweet that
1. Violates Twitter’s Rules
2. Violates the Law
If this was a Conservative they’d be banned instantly. pic.twitter.com/plwirLjZQk
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 27, 2020
I’m sure Twitter will have no problem with this considering you’re a liberal who hates Trump, but please have the decency to remove this.
— Lauren Boebert for Congress (R-CO3) (@laurenboebert) May 27, 2020
Some NUT-JOBS NEVER LEARN#CrayCray
— JG (@joeygilbertinc) May 27, 2020
The latter tweet was in reference to Griffin’s history of self-destructive behavior — all of it motivated by her irrational, pathological hatred for America’s duly elected president.
After her most self-destructive stunt three years ago during which she performed a photo shoot while holding up a replica of the president’s head, her life and career fell apart, leading her to claim that the president had broken her.
Kathy Griffin gets emotional over fallout from photo: “I don’t think I will have a career after this. I’m going to be honest, he broke me.” pic.twitter.com/upzPbAJHFD
— ABC News (@ABC) June 2, 2017
But her refusal to perform even the slightest introspection and change her self-harming behavior makes it clear that she’s broken herself by allowing her hatred to overcome her common sense and logic, assuming she still even has them.
In fact, her response to being outed for the tweet she posted Tuesday evening suggests she surrendered her rationality to hatred a long time ago.
After the Washington Examiner broke a story accusing her of advocating “for someone to stab” the president with a syringe full of air, she gleefully replied, “I sure did.”
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 27, 2020
The irony is that it appears she’s also broken Twitter by exposing the social network’s left-wing bias and hypocrisy.
After all, Twitter is the same network that locked conservative commentators Diamond and Silk out of their accounts last month for simply questioning the country’s widely panned lockdown policies. Yet the network won’t do anything about Griffin openly admitting to advocating “for someone to stab” the president.
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