According to TMZ, Barron Trump was watching television when he saw the photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding up a blood-soaked, severed head, bearing a resemblance to President Donald Trump. A source told the website that the 11-year-old First Son had no idea who Griffin was and was really taken aback by the gruesome picture.
The report claims that Barron “panicked and screamed” when he saw the image, calling for him mom. A source said that Barron thought that something terrible had happened to his dad.
Earlier this morning, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to call out Griffin, letting everyone know that his young son was having a very hard time after seeing the photo.
Shortly after the beheaded photo went viral, Griffin issued an apology, admitting that she had gone “too far.”
“I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction of these images, I’m a comic, I crossed the line… I went way too far. … The image is too disturbing, I understand how it offends people, it wasn’t funny I get it, I made a lot of mistakes in my career, I will continue, I asked your forgiveness,” she said. The photos have since been deleted by both Griffin and photographer, Tyler Shields. However, it is still being passed around on social media.
Meanwhile, President Trump’s other son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted about Griffin’s apology, calling it “phony.” He went on to say that he was worried about having to explain the picture to his own children, who would likely “see/hear about it at school” today.
Another report by TMZ claims that the secret service is looking into the photo and has “launched an investigation into ‘the circumstances surrounding the photo shoot.'” The site reports that officials will more than likely be interviewing Griffin and Shields in the coming days.
“We’re told the Secret Service does not jump to conclusions that incendiary photos or writings are serious or in jest. They also will not automatically pass the photo off as art. They routinely investigate and that’s exactly what they’ll do in this case,” TMZ reported.
Griffin has not tweeted since posting her video apology.