Kathy Griffin had four passionate words for Donald Trump on Tuesday — and they weren’t, “Great job, Mr. President!”
“My Life on the D-List” alum Griffin — who caught heat last year after posing with what appeared to be the decapitated head of Trump — raged against the president via Twitter on Tuesday, declaring, “F— YOU MUSHROOM D—.”
Griffin’s colorful outburst occurred after Trump insulted the looks of porn star Stormy Daniels — who has said that Trump had an affair with her — after Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump was dismissed by a judge on Monday.
In a tweet, Trump referred to Daniels as “Horseface.”
“Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas,” Trump wrote. “She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!”
Griffin’s retort was an apparent reference to Daniels’ description of Trump’s manhood, which she likened to “the mushroom character in Mario Kart” in her memoir “Full Disclosure.”
The comedian followed up by posting a photo of herself and Daniels standing side-by-side and flipping the bird.
For her part, Daniels responded to the insult by suggesting that Trump had perhaps demonstrated “a penchant for bestiality” in his tweet.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present your president. In addition to his…umm…shortcomings, he has demonstrated his incompetence, hatred of women and lack of self control on Twitter AGAIN!” Daniels tweeted. “And perhaps a penchant for bestiality. Game on, Tiny.”
On Monday, a judge dismissed Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump, which she filed in April. Daniels contended that a Trump tweet, in which he dismissed a composite sketch that Daniels said shows a man who threatened her to remain silent about her relationship with the president, was defamatory.
Monday’s ruling held that Trump’s tweet constituted “rhetorical hyperbole,” which is protected by the First Amendment.
Speaking of rhetorical hyperbole, read Tuesday’s sordid exchange below.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 16, 2018
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present your president. In addition to his…umm…shortcomings, he has demonstrated his incompetence, hatred of women and lack of self control on Twitter AGAIN! And perhaps a penchant for bestiality. Game on, Tiny. https://t.co/6DpDD5ELtj
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) October 16, 2018