Twitter Suspends Kathy Griffin’s Account For Tweet About Stabbing Trump With Syringe Full Of Air

The washed-up comedienne was forced to delete the tweet or remain suspended indefinitely.

Comedienne Kathy Griffin’s Twitter account was suspended this week for violating the social media platform’s rules after she tweeted yet another disturbing message about wishing bodily harm (and the implication of death) to President Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, CNN  White House correspondent Jim Acosta posted a tweet that noted how President Trump pondered whether he should be given an insulin regimen at a White House diabetes event. In response to that post, Griffin tweeted, “Syringe with nothing but air inside it would do the trick. F*CK TRUMP.”

In medical procedures, air accidentally injected into the body’s bloodstream through syringes or IVs can cause air embolisms, potentially resulting in fatality. A tweet from The Washington Examiner mentions this, and Griffin also responded to that—confirming that was her intended message:

Griffin’s tweet ended with “#TrumpLiedPeopleDied,” a social media hashtag used by critics blaming the president for the coronavirus response. Griffin’s original morbid tweet is no longer visible on the platform and has been replaced by a message which reads: “This Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter rules. Learn More.”

Twitter reportedly suspended Griffin after receiving numerous complaints about her original tweet, confirming that it violates company rules on abusive behavior. Responding to an email inquiry from The Washington Examiner, a Twitter spokesman noted, “We’ve required the account owner to delete it before continuing back to Twitter.”

The social media platform has been facing pressure to take action against Griffin, including from Donald Trump, Jr. The president’s son called out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently, saying the company had “no problem with Dems making death threats” against his father. This happened as the president and his allies had admonished the social media platform for putting a “fact-checking label” on two of President Trump’s tweets about mail-in voting earlier this week, calling his tweets “potentially misleading.”

Since he took office, President Trump has called out social media sites for censoring conservative speech. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed to reporters last night that the president plans to sign an executive order today, targeting social media companies. McEnany told reporters that the order is “pertaining to social media,” but no further details were given.

This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on May 28, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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