Dan Grilo, who claims he was a volunteer for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, apparently took exception to President Donald Trump’s tribute to Carryn Owens, the widow of ‘U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed in a counterterrorism raid in Yemen last month.’
President Trump, during his Congressional speech, had turned from the lectern to acknowledge Owens who was sitting next to Ivanka Trump:
“Our veterans have delivered for this nation — and now we must deliver for them,” Trump said, eliciting an extended standing ovation from the entire chamber for a visibly emotional Owens.
“Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero – battling against terrorism and securing our nation.”
Grilo then tweeted: “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.”
Grilo’s unspeakably nasty tweet drew a swift response of outrage and condemnation ‘from social media and commentators on both sides of the aisle.’
The reaction must’ve rattled Grilo, because he quickly apologized for his tweet. And his account went private, then closed altogether.
But it was too late. The hullabaloo had reached the ears of his employers, the Chicago-based Liberty Advisor Group.
And now Grilo doesn’t work there anymore.