The Eight Most Disgraceful Democrat Reactions to Trump's Speech
Democrats had a bad night on Tuesday. You could see it in their faces, as President Trump rose to the occasion and gave a magnificent address before a joint session of Congress. While most Democrats struggled to find a way to criticize the overwhelmingly well-received speech, more than a few of them failed spectacularly in that endeavor.
1. A former Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama volunteer said SEAL widow Carryn Owens looked like "an idiot"
What most of us regarded as the most powerful moment of the night somehow disgusted Democrat volunteer Dan Grilo. In response to a tweet from L.A. Times reporter Matt Pearce, who wrote that Owens was crying and overwhelmed, Grilo 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.
Fox News is reporting that Grilo has already lost his job over that disgraceful tweet:
Grilo’s account soon went private, and was then deleted entirely. But the tweets were saved and archived by other Twitter users.
Grilo’s LinkedIn page says he works as a principal for the Chicago-based Liberty Advisor Group. But as of Wednesday morning, Grilo’s profile page on the site had been deleted, and the company later confirmed that an employee had sent what they called "an offensive and inappropriate tweet" regarding the Gold Star family.
In a statement, the company said that while the message was from his personal account, "his comments were inconsistent with the Company's values."
"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," the statement said.
2. Failed novelist Ben Rhodes chided President Trump for using the term "radical Islamic terrorism"
While most everyone else was applauding the president's refreshing honesty about the nature of the threat we face, Ben Rhodes -- President Obama's former (and possibly current) master media manipulator -- was appalled. The admitted author of Obama's false narratives watched one of his favorite false narratives (that Islamic terror has nothing to do with Islam) go up in smoke:
As others noted on Twitter, after his boss called ISIS the "JV team" and gave boatloads of cash to Iran as part of the nuclear deal, Rhodes is the last person who should be talking about "emboldening terrorists."