Kathy Griffin Responds to Trump’s Plane Making Emergency Landing: ‘Ugh, So Close’

Former comedian Kathy Griffin has responded to news that President Donald Trump’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing after one of the engines failed.

Thankfully, the 45th POTUS made a safe landing in New Orleans.

However, Griffin apparently wishes that situation had ended in tragedy.

Leftist Griffin has long held a grudge against Trump after her disastrous photoshoot that went viral for all the wrong reasons.

In the anti-Trump photos, Griffin posed with a severed head that looked like the then-sitting U.S. president.

The backlash was fast and furious and, ultimately, it ended up derailing Griffin’s career.

“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself,” Trump said at the time.

“My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick.”

“I sincerely apologize,” Griffin said at the time.

“I am just now seeing the reaction of these images.

“I went way too far.

“The image is too disturbing.

“I understand how it offends people.

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“It wasn’t funny. I get it.”

Fast forward to this week, when news broke that Trump’s plane lost an engine over the Gulf of Mexico and had to make an emergency landing in New Orleans, Griffin weighed in, saying:

“Ugh. So close.”

From Politico:

Former President Donald Trump’s plane made an emergency landing on Saturday evening following his speech at a Republican National Committee-hosted donor retreat in New Orleans, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The plane was in the air for between 20 and 30 minutes before one of the engines failed and the pilot of the private plane decided to turn around and return to the New Orleans airport, one of the sources said.

The plane was en route to Palm Beach, Fla., where Trump resides at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

Audio of the communications between the pilot and the air traffic control tower revealed that the landing was described as “emergency in nature,” according to the source, who had been briefed on the recording.

However, another person familiar with the recording disputed that the word “emergency” was used.

From ABC:

The engine failure occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday as the former president was traveling on a donor’s private plane from a Republican National Committee donor retreat in New Orleans back to his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago.

One of the plane’s engines failed roughly 75 miles (120 kilometers) after leaving New Orleans Lakefront Airport, according to the person familiar with the incident.

Trump was traveling with advisers, a Secret Service detail and support staff.

A Trump spokesperson confirmed there was an emergency landing but declined to comment further.

Trump had been in New Orleans to speak to top Republican donors at a private gathering at the Four Seasons hotel.

After the emergency landing, Trump’s team secured another donor’s private plane, and the former president ultimately made it to Mar-a-Lago early the next morning.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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