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Melania Trump questions Kathy Griffin's 'mental health' after bloodied mask photo shoot

Melania Trump won't stand to see her husband mocked in a bloody "decapitated" head photo shoot. 

The first lady fired back at Kathy Griffin on Wednesday, questioning the comedian's "mental health" after she posed in a picture with a bloodied Trump mask.

"As a mother, a wife and a human being, that photo is very disturbing. When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it," Trump said. 

President Donald Trump and his eldest son criticized Griffin's photo shoot earlier on Twitter, saying the comedian "should be ashamed of herself." 

"Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!" the president tweeted at 7:14 a.m., just hours after the photo and video caused an uproar on the internet. 

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Donald Trump Jr. echoed a similar sentiment earlier and accused the comedian of giving a "phony apology." 

"The #kathygriffin phony apology would be a lot easier to believe if there was a video of her mocking the response she knew was coming," Trump Jr. wrote just before the president tweeted about it. On Tuesday, he posted an Instagram photo with a lengthy caption that condemned Griffin's actions. 

Trump Jr. also called on CNN to ban the comedian as a commentator on its channel. He responded to hosts Anderson Cooper and Jake Tapper's criticism to the photo shoot on Twitter as well. 

"Dear CNN, I must have missed your statement banning your commentator #KathyGriffin from future shows. Please resend. Thx," the tweet read. 

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By Wednesday afternoon, CNN announced it will be cutting ties with Griffin for its "New Year's Eve Live" program, which she has co-hosted with Anderson Cooper since 2007. 

TMZ first published the gory photo of Griffin holding the bloodied mask of Trump late Tuesday afternoon. Griffin worked with photographer Tyler Shields to produce the photos and a "behind the scenes" YouTube video. 

Griffin later apologized for the picture in a video posted on Twitter, recognizing that she "went too far" and that "it wasn't funny." 

Fox News' Serafin Gomez contributed to this report.