Kathy Griffin’s ill-advised photo shoot featuring the fake severed head of Donald Trump was condemned by nearly everyone who saw it, but she has at least one prominent defender: Alec Baldwin. The actor, whose impersonations of 45 have been a highlight of “Saturday Night Live” throughout the last year, even used Trump’s preferred method of communication to do so.
“Dear Kathy Griffin, Kathy … baby … I’ve been there. The whole Henry Hyde thing with Conan, where we bring out an oxygen mask at the end?” began the five-part tweet storm.
“A joke. That’s what I thought. That’s what we intended. No one walked out of the studio and said, ‘No! We’re serious!’ No one. But all your gutless, weasels in the GOP insisted that I actually threatened Hyde. They played the victim beautifully. Kathy … fuck them. Fuck them all. No one believes you meant to threaten Trump. Trump is such a senile idiot, all he has is Twitter fights. Ignore him. Like the leaders of all the other countries in the world. Ignore him.”
Griffin had her CNN contract terminated as a result of the incident. In addition to Baldwin, Jim Carrey and Larry King defended her photo shoot as well.