"Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself", he wrote.
"I didn't think it would be offensive, but I guess I was wrong", he said. "I cross the line". I move the line, then I cross it. I went way too far.
"The image is too disturbing". "What she did as secretary of state was certainly treasonous, and I stand by that". It wasn't amusing. I get it.
And I'm certainly glad nobody at CNN is excusing such behavior by calling her a "friend of the show" and inviting her to return. "I went too far", she said in the post on Tuesday.
In that speech, he made another controversial remark that suggested violence toward Obama: "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year".
The president's son, Donald Trump Jr, called the imagery "disgusting but not surprising".
President Donald Trump is accusing his former rival Hillary Clinton of blaming everyone but herself for her election loss.
"It is never amusing to joke about killing a president", she wrote on Twitter. "I'm merely mocking the Mocker in Chief". Anderson Cooper, who has worked with Griffin on CNN's New Year's Eve coverage, also blasted the photo.
CNN dropped Griffin from its New Year's Eve telecasts on Wednesday. The cable network first said it was evaluating her role, but announced Wednesday afternoon it was terminating her contract. Will the entertainment world, full of virulent critics of Trump, blacklist Griffin or rescue her?
His photos of a bloody, knife-wielding Lindsay Lohan were among his most headline-generating pictures to date.
Griffin apologized for the photo on Wednesday.
In the tweet, Bloom shares a press release indicating that Griffin will not be going down quietly.
And a commercial endorsement deal was canceled just weeks after she landed it. Squatty Potty, a Utah-based company whose products include toilet stools and other bathroom accessories, said it was suspending an ad campaign that featured Griffin.
"I believe what Kathy Griffin did was inappropriate and not something that should be be anywhere in our national discourse", Franken said, Politico reported.