VIA| The photo of liberal actress Kathy Griffin holding a fake severed head of Donald Trump has been widely condemned, but it may have made a particularly disturbing impression on one person: The 11-year-old son of the president.
According to a report by the celebrity news magazine TMZ, Barron Trump was horrified by the bloody image of his father’s head when it appeared on the television he was watching.
“Trump family sources tell us Barron was in front of the TV watching a show when the news came on and he saw the bloody, beheaded image. We’re told he panicked and screamed, ‘Mommy, Mommy!’” the magazine stated.
The Trump family member explained that the president’s son did not know the context of the fake but disturbing image, and was shocked. “He’s 11. He doesn’t know who Kathy Griffin is and the head she was holding resembled his dad,” the source reportedly said.
That incident matches information posted by Donald Trump early Wednesday morning. “My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!” the president wrote on Twitter.
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
One of the president’s adult sons, who is the step-brother of Barron, explained that he was dreading having to explain the gruesome image to other children in the Trump family.
“I’m counting down having to explain it to my 8 and 10 year olds who I’m sure will see/hear about it at school,” wrote Donald Trump Jr.
And I’m counting down having to explain it to my 8 and 10 year olds who I’m sure will see/hear about it at school. https://t.co/efDaLxbXZs
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 31, 2017
Melania Trump had similarly harsh words about the publicity stunt. “As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing,” she admonished, according to the Washington Examiner. “When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong.”
NEW: First Lady Melania Trump says Griffin photo “very disturbing” & “makes you wonder abt the mental health of the person who did it.” pic.twitter.com/HmTbJoUUq0
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) May 31, 2017
Liberals love to pretend that they are the most considerate and kind people on the planet, and frequently attack conservatives as “hateful.” As the Kathy Griffin incident shows, the truth is often the opposite… and it looks like some on the left don’t care who gets hurt in the aftermath.