The standout moment from Donald Trump's big speech this week was no doubt his touching tribute to fallen Navy SEAL “Ryan” Owens. The crowd gave Owen's wife, Carryn, the biggest standing ovation of the night. But some leftist celebs weren't a fan of the gesture.
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.”
Furthermore, left-wing Twitter users took the opportunity to attack Trump and the grieving widow, seeking to gain political points against Donald Trump in the process.
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.
Below are more examples of the leftist outrage against Trump and his tribute to Owens and his wife:
@peterdaou As an Army brat, I didn't find it poignant. I found it nausea inducing. It literally made me sick to my stomach.
— Queen Minion (@QueenMinion269) March 1, 2017
— Katherine (@ItZmeKatherine) March 1, 2017
But the worst response might go to disgraced former DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She and Keith Ellison refused to stand during the 2-minute-long ovation for Mrs. Owens.
Sobbing widow of slain Navy Seal receives 2 minute standing ovation.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz & Keith Ellison stay firmly seated, no claps
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 1, 2017
It's become pretty clear: The Democrats' hate for Trump eclipses their support of military and country.