Kathy Griffin: The First Family Is ‘Trying to Ruin My Life Forever’

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Comedian Kathy Griffin held a press conference Friday with her attorney regarding the backlash surrounding the image of her holding up a faux severed head of President Donald Trump.

During her opening statement, Griffin said the reaction from the White House is something that has never been seen before.

"A sitting president of the United States and his grown children and the first lady are personally—I feel—personally trying to ruin my life forever. Forever," the comic said. "You guys know him, he's never going to stop."

Since images and video of her controversial photo shoot were posted earlier this week, Griffin has been fired from CNN's New Year's Eve coverage team, and Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) has canceled an upcoming appearance with Griffin.