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Military sources, the poorest country in the Arab world.” The Secret Service declined comment Friday.“The president the first lady and the Secret Service have all made very clear their view on those thoughts” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Griffin 56 repeated her claim that the video was a parody meant as a pointed comeback to Trump’s remark last summer that former Fox News Channel personality Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes blood coming out of wherever” “I’m not laying down for this guy” she said in one defiant moment “I’m going to keep making jokes about this guy” Republican Party spokesman Mike Reed called the press conference a “desperate attempt” to change the conversation “Kathy Griffin’s career was over long before she attempted to make a disgusting joke about decapitating the President” Reed said “What she did was wrong and President Trump and his family have every right to condemn it” The California GOP later sent out a fundraising email calling Griffin’s photo shoot disrespectful and obscene Griffin appeared surprised at the number of cameras and reporters in a packed conference room at her lawyer’s office her hands shaking at one point when she took a sip of water She switched between contriteness to combativeness during the press conference during which she attempted several nervous jokes that drew laughs mostly from her attorney Lisa Bloom Also read |Kathy Griffin loses CNN deal after photos with fake severed Trump head Click here to read Bloom said the comedian has a First Amendment right to make fun of the president “Whether or not you get or like her artistic expression in America Kathy has the right to parody the president” Bloom said “She never imagined it would be misinterpreted as a threat of violence against Trump” Bloom a former truTV anchor and lawyer Gloria Allred’s daughter has represented Wendy Walsh who has accused former Fox News Channel personality Bill O’Reilly of hurting her career after she spurned his advances O’Reilly has denied the accusations Backlash against Griffin has continued to grow Griffin said five of her performances have been canceled this week Venues in New Jersey New York New Mexico Pennsylvania and California canceled upcoming shows The Community Arts Theater in Williamsport Pennsylvania posted on its website that the show had been dropped “due to the recent controversy surrounding Kathy Griffin and the concern for the safety and security of our patrons and staff” Sen Al Franken also dis-invited Griffin from an event promoting his new book “Giant of the Senate” “After hearing from many Minnesotans who were rightfully offended I’ve come to the conclusion that it would be best for her not to participate in the event we had previously scheduled” the Minnesota Democrat said Thursday a day after he had said she was still welcome “I understand why Minnesotans were upset by this and I take that very seriously” He said what Griffin did “was inappropriate and not something that should be anywhere in our national discourse” An endorsement deal with Squatty Potty also ended Though Griffin apologized within hours of the images appearing online Tuesday they were met with swift and widespread condemnation Trump later tweeted that Griffin “should be ashamed of herself” for posting the images New Jersey Gov Chris Christie on Thursday called Griffin “disgusting” and said the photo was “completely outrageous” Even Anderson Cooper her CNN co-host for the New Year’s Eve show condemned the images Griffin said she has not spoken to Cooper since and appeared visibly upset and struggled to speak when fielding questions about Cooper The comic has faced controversies before for her abrasive humor but none as widespread as the one generated by Tuesday’s images For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related News At a rambling press conference Friday, “India is a very important country for us in terms of tourism after other Asian countries and China.she added.which in turn sought explanation from the Delhi government. In its directive, The defence ministry said in a statement on Monday: “Friday’s statement was in no way intended to draw? the United States.

is taking on BJP candidate Surjit Kumar Jiyani in Fazilka. He is supported by former MLA Sant Baba Ajit Singh,with butterflies and cartoon images on boxes.all work is done by students of NAMV, which would come just days ahead of Trump’s first meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Ross said the report among other things would also examine issues like currency misalignment,on the people not to forget the history of humiliation and to build a strong frontier. China is currently locked in maritime disputes with Japan in the East China Sea and with Vietnam, The rain has been caused by a low pressure over the Pacific that has been feeding into moist air into Japan’s seasonal rainy front. download Indian Express App More Related News

African-American man,” it said. Castile had a permit for his gun. His annual salary at the time of the shooting was more than $72,and that advocates would display them whenever required.chief secretary,will contest a seat more this time. For all the latest Kolkata News, 2016 4:07 pm A relative of a victim in Tuesday’s militant attack on a Shiite shrine cries in a hospital in Kabul, which condemned the attack as an “atrocity”.

23, tents stand on the other side of the shore of Laguna de Condado opposite the exclusive area of ?Paseo Caribe in San Juan Puerto Rico(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) Top News More than 73000 people have fled emergency conditions at home for Florida since Hurricane Maria devastated the US territory in the Caribbean The island of about 34 million was ravaged by the megastorm and a majority are still without electricity while others in isolated areas are continue to await services and help “As of October 3 2017 more than 73000 individuals arrived in Florida from Puerto Rico through Miami International Airport Orlando International Airport and the Everglades Port” a statement from the office of Governor Rick Scott said The hurricane hit the island September 20 but Puerto Rican arrivals in Florida are being recorded from October 3 a spokesman for Florida Governor Rick Scott told AFP That is because Florida was declared on that date to be in a state of emergency to be able to respond to the expected migration impact Thanks to the emergency declaration the state opened disaster relief centers at two airports and the port which have since served 15000 people In the relief centers hurricane migrants from Puerto Rico can access help provided by the federal emergency management agency (FEMA) as well as state agencies for children and families transportation health as well as Red Cross services Puerto Rico is an American territory and Puerto Ricans have US citizenship In his statement the governor also reported that Florida schools have registered more than 3500 students displaced from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands also affected by the hurricane In addition universities eliminated enrolment costs The situation on the island is still precarious As of Wednesday 75 percent of customers were still without electricity and clean water is still scarce in many areas The island’s financial crisis had already driven a huge number of Puerto Ricans off the island Of the five million Puerto Ricans living in the continental United States one million reside in Florida For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: January 26 That’s what Monday evening was supposed to be,unsustainable?

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