Of course he’s going to leave the accord. The only political organization in the whole world that denies climate change is the Republican Party. It’s part of the entire propaganda campaign against, really, the rest of the world not just American liberals, is that climate change is a hoax. It was a campaign promise to his fact averse followers. So how would it cost him anything to do this?
In the same partisan world, the only repercussions for Kathy Griffin and her PR picture of a decapitated Donald Trump mask is that the Right Wing World has made her their distraction of the moment (calling her “CNN comedian Kathy Griffin” for her once a year appearance on CNN) and they will pressure CNN to take her off New Year’s. And it puts her in the right wing nut job cross hairs – not a comfortable place to be – so she has to hire personal security now, if she doesn’t already. Nobody who buys tickets to a Kathy Griffin show will care, they hate Trump. She’ll lose ticket sales like Gianforte lost votes in Montana. Whoever the photographer was who set up the picture was playing towards her resistance audience. It’s art. It’s not nearly as bad as press reports which describe her actively beheading Trump.
Don’t forget it’s about PR. The photographer’s spokesman said something altogether weird considering they gave her the prop and set up the photo.
“Kathy is all about pushing the limits and she went above and beyond on this one. Now lets just hope she stays out of jail,” a representative for Shields told HuffPost.
‘Let’s hope she stays out of jail”? Now that’s a betrayal of the actions of a provocateur looking for reaction.
On the other hand, because everybody is afraid of Republicans, and Trump, Fox and talk radio will play this to the hilt, CNN might give in and some of her venues might cancel her sold-out shows giving in to the promises of violence that will come their way in crayon smeared threats. So it won’t work for her the way it would for say, Ann Coulter to photographically behead Barack Obama, or Donald Trump to say Obama was not born here. No amount of outrage ever actually hurts Republicans, they get elected over it.