In a tweet sent early Wednesday morning, Trump said his children, particularly Barron, were "having a hard time" following the photo's circulation.
The evening before, Griffin apologized for the offensive photo in a video message posted on Instagram, following calls for her to be sent to jail. "I am just now seeing the reaction of these images," she said. "I am a comic, I crossed the line... I went way too far... I beg for your forgiveness."
Griffin described the project as an "artsy fartsy statement" on Instagram and said she does not condone causing harm to others.