It is as good a time as any to pull out your Sharpie and mark your calendar: I am in agreement with a sentiment expressed by President Donald Trump. On May 31, the president took to Twitter to respond to the photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a mock-up of his severed head. Trump tweeted, “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!” According to The Guardian, the original intention of the photo was to hit back at Trump’s now infamous 2015 menstruation remark, which was directed at Megyn Kelly. While Trump has no grounds to criticize the behavior of others — and his response is likely based in his inability to accept criticism in any form — I agree that Griffin’s decision to pose for the photo was morally repugnant and certainly reprehensible. Since apologizing publicly for the photo, Griffin has also expressed at a press conference held later the same week that “Trump broke [her]” and that her career will not be the same, according to The Guardian. Despite Trump’s tenure thus far as president of the United States, proving his inability to compromise or listen to the recommendations of his advisers, Griffin was entirely in the wrong for how she chose to criticize him.

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