Grif­fin retracts apol­ogy over Trump photo, video

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LOS AN­GE­LES — Kathy Grif­fin re­tracted her apol­ogy for a gory im­age of a fake Don­ald Trump head, say­ing anger against her was overblown and should be di­rected at Trump and his ad­min­is­tra­tion.

A feisty Grif­fin, in­ter­viewed Tues­day on Aus­tralian TV in ad­vance of an in­ter­na­tional com­edy tour, slammed the pres­i­dent and his ac­tions as she re­versed course from her tear­ful mea culpa in May. The co­me­dian con­demned Trump’s par­don of for­mer Ari­zona law­man Joe Ar­paio and the pres­i­dent’s call for a ban on mil­i­tary ser­vice by trans­gen­der peo­ple. She also re­ferred to Trump as a “fool,” among other deroga­tory terms. Grif­fin said she lost friends and work, and re­ceived death threats dur­ing the up­roar.

She had quickly apol­o­gized in a video in which she called the Trump im­age “dis­turb­ing” and also dur­ing a tear­ful news con­fer­ence, but was fired from her most high­pro­file job as co-host of CNN’s New Year’s Eve Cel­e­bra­tion. Com­edy gigs were can­celled.

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