In one of the most emotional and profound moments of his first weeks as president, Donald Trump honored the widow of a fallen Navy SEAL during his Joint Session of Congress address on Tuesday.
The SEAL was William “Ryan” Owens, the same servicemember whose remains President Trump and Ivanka unexpectedly rushed to meet at an airbase a month ago after he was killed during al Qaeda raid in Yemen.
Trump even called Owens’ family and had a “very somber and lengthy conversation” with them.
But after Trump honored Owens’ widow Carryn Owens in front of the nation on Tuesday, a Democrat named Dan Grilo, who volunteered for both Hillary Clinton’s and Obama’s campaigns, shot some very ugly words at her.
According to Fox News, Grilo wrote, “Sorry, Owens’ wife, you’re not helping yourself or your husband’s memory by standing there and clapping like an idiot. Trump just used you.”
His tweet went viral, especially after Donald Trump Jr. commented on his Twitter: “Hatred from the other side. I would think this is beyond what a human is capable of saying to someone, but it’s not!”
The Chicago-based business consulting firm that Grilo worked for, Liberty Advisor Group, took quick action and fired him.
In a statement covering their entire homepage, Liberty explained that Grilo sent out an “offensive and inappropriate tweet regarding the Gold Star family that was being rightly honored before Congress and the Nation. The personal views of this individual do not represent Liberty and we vigorously disavow them.”
The company added that they deeply respect our nation’s military and “want to express our sincere condolences to Mrs. Owens. We also apologize to all those who have served this nation, including those Liberty employees who have themselves served, and anyone else who was offended by these comments.”
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