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31 May 2017, 07:47
Comedian Kathy Griffin has apologised for being photographed holding the bloody, decapitated head of Donald Trump.
Ms Griffin, best known for presenting CNN's New Year's Eve programme, posted the picture on Twitter.
But she was forced to remove it after criticism from all sides of the political spectrum.
Later, Ms Griffin issued an apology, saying she had gone too far.
In a video posted on Twitter, she said: "I sincerely apologise. I'm just now seeing the reaction to these images.
"I'm a comic, I cross the line. I move the line, then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing.
"I understand how it offends people. It wasn't funny, I get it.
"I beg for your forgiveness, I went too far. I made a mistake and I was wrong."
Ms Griffin had received criticism from both Donald Trump's son and Hillary Clinton's daughter.
Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS? https://t.co/QdghcbIjS7— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 30, 2017
This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president. https://t.co/zIiuKoMyFw— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 30, 2017