Kathy Griffin, the American comedian who sparked outrage by staging a photoshoot with Donald Trump’s severed head, has accused the president of trying to destroy her.
Griffin, 56, broke down in tears on Friday at a press conference called with womens’ rights lawyer Lisa Bloom.
“I don’t think I will have a career after this,” she said.
“I’m going to be honest. He broke me.”
But she then struck a defiant tone.
“If you don’t stand up, you get run over. “What’s happening to me has never happened in this great country. A sitting president of the US is personally trying to ruin my life forever.”
She has nobody but herself to blame. She might blame her fair weather friends in the US media, who all seem to have deserted her. But instead, turning logic on its head, she blames the victim of her nasty prank.
Hillary Clinton is somebody else who has nobody to blame but herself. But since losing the US presidential election she’s been blaming absolutely everybody and everything but herself. But here she is, seven months later, constructing an elaborate conspiracy theory featuring… the Russians (starts 52 seconds in):
It’s getting embarrassing. Nigel Farage had it about right even before this latest rambling monologue:
“There is nothing worse in life than a bad loser, nothing worse than somebody who blames absolutely everybody else for their own failings. And let’s face it, you know, she represented an out-of-touch, out-of-date establishment. She almost appeared as if it was her right to become the president and I’m very pleased she didn’t.”
And then there’s Barack Obama’s response to Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the USA from the Paris Climate Accord:
Barack Obama has accused Donald Trump of “rejecting the future” after he confirmed he would pull America out of the landmark Paris climate deal.
There seem to be a lot of people who think that they can see the future. And for Obama the “future” lay in the Paris Climate Accord. And so, when Trump pulled out of it, it had to mean that he was “rejecting the future”.
The way I see it, Trump’s actions just made that particular future a lot less likely to happen. I don’t see the future as something that is already fully determined. But people like Obama seem to think that if everybody goes along with some vision of the future, that’s what will actually happen.
Maybe that’s Hillary Clinton’s problem too. Back last October, the future as she saw it was going to see her as the next president of the United States. And everyone she knew thought the same way. It was what was going to happen. But then the American people went and “rejected the future”, and she still can’t get her head around how this could possibly have happened. And in fact, she still thinks she’s going to be president of the United States one day. And so do many Democrats. Because it’s still “the future” for her and them. It’s just that the future has been slightly delayed. But when Trump is impeached or assassinated she will take up her rightful role. And if Kathy Griffin doesn’t actually ever get to hold up Trump’s bloody, severed head, well, there’s talk that she’ll run again in 2020.
And maybe it’s the same with Tobacco Control. They seem to believe that the future is going to be smoke-free. And indeed it may well be. But the more I think about it, the more I think that the future is likely to be smokier than ever before. The future will not be smoke-free.
Perhaps it’s just a case of Pride Comes Before A Fall. These people are all so damn self-important that they can’t imagine being sidelined.