A former Hillary Clinton volunteer’s reaction to the crying widow of a Navy SEAL got him fired instantly


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The hot debate about what’s being considered by some to be one of the more moving moments of recent Congressional addresses and by others shameless exploitation of a grieving woman spread to a former Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama volunteer’s Twitter feed, resulting in his instant firing.

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The nation watched with eyes welling up as a joint session of congress gave Carryn Owens, the widow of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed during a raid in Yemen last month, a standing ovation.

Ex-volunteer Dan Grilo reacted to the moment with this tweet.

“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,” he tweeted. As you can see, Donald Trump Jr. responded with a tweet of his own.

“Hatred from the other side. I would think this is beyond what a human is capable of saying to someone, but it’s not,” he said.

Grilo stated in his since deleted Twitter profile that he had volunteered for Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama.

Twitter was quickly flooded with tweets like this one, sent by people looking for Grilo to be fired from his job at Liberty Advisor Group.


How much of a role this outcry played is not clear, but Liberty Advisor quickly announced Grilo’s firing.

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“An inappropriate Tweet by a Liberty employee last night does NOT reflect the views of Liberty Advisor Group,” the business tweeted.

Before deleting his account, Grilo reportedly said he sent a “poorly worded tweet.”

The Carryn Owens moment has been openly criticized by others in the media.

“The View’s” Sunny Hostin, for one, asked, “My God! How do you exploit the woman who’s grieving over the loss of her husband, the father of her children, when you sent him there without the appropriate ground support?”

Documentary maker Michael Moore commented on MSNBC, “This poor woman, this widow, who has lost her husband, she is in desperate grief  […] The sickness of this man.”

HBO’s Bill Maher said that he wasn’t “crazy about the response.”

“I’m not also crazy about the response to that, like it was such a great moment,” he said. “First of all, I wish she hadn’t allowed herself to be used as his prop like that. And I don’t see any great courage here. What […] where is the courage? Who wouldn’t stand and applaud for a war widow?”

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