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Kathy Griffin Makes TV Comeback as Kellyanne Conway on ‘President Show’

Controversy-plagued comedian embarks on spring tour, including sold-out Carnegie Hall gig

Kathy Griffin made her television comeback on Tuesday’s episode of The President Show, portraying President Trump‘s former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway as a shallow, blood-drinking “lady vampire.” In the segment, Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) challenged Griffin’s Conway to defend “the worst people in history,” a task she gleefully accomplished.

“At the end of the day, [Jeffrey Dahmer] is just a foodie,” she said of the cannibal-serial killer. “A salt-of-the-earth, a flesh-of-the-human kind of guy. And our workforce could use more Americans with that kind of appetite for life.” She described Charles Manson as a “real family man” and O.J. Simpson as a “hand glove model and a real lady killer” – but she wouldn’t dignify “Hillary Clinton” with a response. “How dare you?” she fired back. “I have morals.”

“Trump” introduced “Conway” as “the lone survivor” of the “Bowling Green massacre,” a non-existent tragedy that the counselor referenced during multiple interviews in early 2017. Elsewhere in the sketch, “Conway” added that she’d been “drinking blood to maintain [her] youth.”

The bit appeared during The President Show‘s telethon episode, the “Make America Great-A-Thon,” which, per Vanity Fair, touted fake causes like the “Trump Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research and Golf Course Development.” 

Griffin stirred controversy last fall after appearing in a photo shoot holding a bloody model of Trump’s decapitated head. The comedian – who was fired from her co-hosting spot on CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast over the stunt – recently announced a stand-up tour for May and June, including a sold-out date at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.


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