During last night’s Joint Session there were plenty of moments that make America shake its collective head, but none, in this writer’s opinion were more reprehensible than Dan Grilo‘s tweet disrespecting military widow, Carryn Owens.
While the rest of us watched the raw emotion in this woman’s face when President Trump spoke of her husband, and grieved with her, Dan Grilo took to Twitter to say the following:
Almost immediately Twitter reacted and called him out… this writer being no exception.
He quickly protected his tweets .. another thing not lost on Twitter . . . or this writer.
Well it all must have been too much for his delicate feelings because as of this morning he has deactivated his account – no doubt to clean it and his underoos he must have soiled during all of the back lash.
But, that’s okay Dan .. the internet never forgets .. especially when you disrespect our military and their grieving families. Next time instead of disrespecting them, and minimizing their grief you should just say “thank you” because THEY fight and DIE for YOUR freedoms.. which include the free speech you so fully used to show the world what a truly repugnant human being you are.
In a statement from Liberty Advisor Group it has been confirmed that Dan Grilo’s employment with them has been terminated.
“Last night during President Trump’s speech, a Liberty Advisor Group employee 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.
Although the message and subsequent apologies were sent from an individual’s personal account, and bore no connection to his work with Liberty, his comments were inconsistent with the Company’s values and the unyielding respect it has for the members of our Nation’s Armed Forces. Regardless of whether the comments in the tweet were intended to cause the hurt and anger that they ultimately generated, they were unacceptable to us, and the individual who issued the tweet is no longer affiliated with Liberty.
Liberty’s culture places a high value on the men and women of America’s military who fight to defend us and our families. We honor them. We 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.”