A former Hillary Clinton volunteer spewed hatred toward the widow of a Fallen Navy SEAL and quickly became the biggest jerk on Twitter. Dan Grilo, who said in his Twitter profile that he was a former volunteer for both Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, took to Twitter Tuesday night after Trump’s Congressional address.
In a cruel and malicious Tweet, Grilo mocked the widow of U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed in a counterterrorism raid in Yemen last month. Carryn Owens was given a standing ovation during the congressional address with both sides of the aisle paying respect to her and her husband for his courage and sacrifice.
Dan Grilo’s heartless, insensitive remarks on Twitter got him fired from his job, and we don’t feel bad for him.
Dan Grilo tweeted:
Hatred from the other side. I would think this is beyond what a human is capable of saying to someone, but it’s not! pic.twitter.com/nNVfFWJmDh
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 1, 2017
The tweet quickly made it’s way around social media as commentators on both the right and the left were outraged by the comment.
Donald Trump Jr. called the tweet an example of “hatred from the other side.”
The President paid great respect to Carryn Owen’s on Tuesday night.
“Our veterans have delivered for this nation—and now we must deliver for them,” Trump said, evoking an emotional standing ovation from the entire room for a visibly saddened Carryn Owens.
“Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero – battling against terrorism and securing our nation,” Trump said.
It was clear that every person in Congress honored Carryn for her loss. Grilo was not impressed.
Grilo’s comments were met with disgust and he followed up, apologizing for what he called a “poorly worded tweet.” His account soon went private and then he deleted it. But the hateful tweet had already been saved and archived by other Twitter users. Grilo couldn’t escape repercussions for his hateful tweet.
As of Wednesday morning, Grilo was no longer employed as a principal for the Chicago-based Liberty Advisor Group. The company confirmed that an employee had sent what they called “an offensive and inappropriate tweet” and that his comments were “inconsistent with the Company’s values.” The company also commented, “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,”.
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