On Wednesday a former Hillary Clinton volunteer was fired from his job after he was discovered making fun of the fallen Navy SEAL widow on twitter. The man’s name is Dan Grilo who reported on his Twitter profile that he was a “former volunteer for both Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. The Navy SEAL community did not take kindly to this and they wrote the company that Grilo worked for and as a result was fired. During an interview with Fox News the Navy SEAL community issued a strong warning to those who wish to attack “gold star widow’s” and also sent a personal message to President Trump. The interview is below:
So, here is how Mr. Grilo got himself in hot water. During the address to congress, President Trump addressed the fallen SEAL and pointed to his wife who was sitting in the audience 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,
This was considered by many a very powerful moment and as the President finished these words the fallen SEAL and his wife were honored by a standing ovation for over three minutes. That moment moved Matt Pearce of the LA times who tweeted about the moving moment.
Here is what ensued on Twitter:
Soon after Grilo’s account went private and then was deleted. Grilo’s LinkedIn page showed that he worked for Chicago-based Liberty Advisor Group however, he was fired after a former Navy SEAL wrote the company. In a statement the Liberty Group said:
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,
Our nation’s Special Forces groups are the best warriors on the planet no one does a better job than our guys. They go into extremely hostile situations and get the job done, so don’t mess with these guys. Progressives have had a very difficult time trying to shed the stereotype that they are anti-veteran and this did not help. Lastly, if you want to attack the President have at it but, don’t attack a widow that makes you a coward.
Source: Fox News