Perhaps no one among us has ever taken the classic Chumbawumba lyrics “I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down” more to heart than Kathy Griffin. The comedian posted a picture to Twitter Monday of herself and Rob Goldstone, the unlikely British music publicist who has been named as a primary player in setting up Donald Trump Jr.’s Russian meeting.
Don't recall taking this photo with Russian intermediary Rob Goldstone, but I am in my Dynasty hat waiting for my interview with Mr. Mueller pic.twitter.com/VZ4iT1SuJX— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) July 10, 2017
The tweet raises questions, namely why, Kathy, at such a sensitive moment in your ravaged career, would you invite still further attention from America’s vengeful head of State and his henchmen?
Is it to prove to our country that you won’t be bullied by the president? Is it because you actually think this is a funny joke?
Or is it, as I suspect, because you know you look good in the photo? Because you do, you really do.
The Twitter responses to the photograph ranged from enthusiastic to admonishing to just plain mean.
I guess you'll take any interview you can get at this point.— Ross Kaminsky (@Rossputin) July 11, 2017
Welcome back Kathy. Don't give up to narcissists Trump supporters.— Matt (@84Meti) July 10, 2017
And, of course:
What did Kathy Griffin know and when did she know it? #TrumpRussia— @nyc_oz (@nyc_oz) July 11, 2017
We may never know.
Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter at @arr_scott