Democrats condemned the moment in President Trump’s speech yesterday when he honored fallen Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens and his wife, who was present, calling it “gross [and] shameful,” per Breitbart.
Carryn Owens sat in the balcony during Trump’s address to Congress Tuesday evening.
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Celebrities such as Bill Maher and Michael Moore took the opportunity to criticize the president, with Maher saying he “wished [Owens] hadn’t allowed herself to be used as his prop like that,” while filmmaker Michael Moore claimed it was “a sort of a f you to the people who are criticizing Trump.”
Left-leaning Twitter users also jumped at the chance to criticize Trump.
One twitter user, Dan Grilo, who revealed on his account he was a volunteer for Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign, said that “Sorry, Owen’s wife, you’re not helping yourself or your husband’s memory standing there and clapping like an idiot. Trump just used you.” He has since deleted his account.
Following Owens’ death last month, President Trump, Vice President Pence, and their families flew to Military Dover Base to pay their respects.
Here’s the video of Trump’s tribute during last night’s speech: