Kathy Griffin held a press conference on Friday afternoon and said that the Trump family is out to ruin her, made a plea for free speech, made a personal plea to Trump, and talked about constant, detailed, serious, specific death threats she has been receiving.
“Today it is me. Tomorrow it could be you,” said Griffin.
“I’m barely an acquired taste, frankly. On a good day I’m an acquired taste but honestly, my whole career, I’m 56 years old, I’m 110 pounds wet, I’ve had everybody turn on me and I just want to make people laugh, that’s all I want to do. So I screwed up. But I want the gay guy who came to see me in Lake Charles, Louisiana a few weeks ago, who said, ‘I wanted to come here because I’m scared to come out but I get to come here and laugh for two hours,’ that’s what I’m telling you, that’s why I’m here. It’s honestly, it’s not for me, it’s for them.”