Though Donald Trump’s tribute to fallen Navy SEAL Ryan Owens and his widow Carryn earned praise and respect from even some of his most vocal detractors, some critics still couldn’t resist the urge to bash him for it.
As obnoxious as it is to be outraged at Trump over this, though, it’s on another plane entirely to go after Carryn Owens. But that’s exactly what former Obama and Hillary volunteer Dan Grilo did last night (screenshot via Fox News):
Needless to say, Grilo didn’t make a lot of friends over that tweet. As Fox News reported, Grilo first protected his tweets and then deleted his Twitter account entirely. But the damage was already done.
This afternoon, Grilo’s employer, consulting firm Liberty Advisor Group, announced that they’d axed him:
— Liberty Advisor Grp (@LibertyAdvisor) March 1, 2017
@LibertyAdvisor thank for your swift removal of the individual. As I veteran, I found their statements levied against Mrs.Owens, disgusting.
— Bryan Burnette (@BurnetteBryan) March 1, 2017
@LibertyAdvisor you made the right decision.
— Kristof Batizy (@madhungarian) March 1, 2017
@LibertyAdvisor wow, impressive response. Thank you for your respect to our military.
— Melanie Peterson (@maptokyo) March 1, 2017
@LibertyAdvisor Thank you for your timely and appropriate response.
— Mjp_47 (@mjpull47) March 1, 2017
@LibertyAdvisor a fantastic statement. Thank you for your support of brave military.
— Ethan McCarthy (@htownEthan) March 1, 2017
— Sheila Dee ?? (@OhSheilaDee) March 1, 2017
@LibertyAdvisor I'm glad we can all agree, regardless of political ideology, that there are lines, WE as Americans, should not cross.
— Arro Realms (@ArroRealms) March 1, 2017
@LibertyAdvisor this goes well beyond "party." It is human decency to deeply repect those who have given all & to support grieving families
— Mama Heel (@MamaHeel23) March 1, 2017
@LibertyAdvisor wise move
— Denise Goodwin (@DeniseGood79) March 1, 2017
@LibertyAdvisor American values like this will bring us all together. Thank you for representing values that honor those who gave all.
— Josh Patterson (@j_patt1) March 1, 2017
@LibertyAdvisor Appropriate response, in my opinion. Followed by the required action.
— Chris Griffis (@bucsandrays1) March 1, 2017
@LibertyAdvisor I'm loving the integrity you're showing here. Bless you for these kind and appropriate words.
— Mary In Nevada (@maryinnevada) March 1, 2017
@LibertyAdvisor "Vigorously disavow" Thank you. Definitely the right move. Swift and appropriate.
— Mark Phillips (@ousoonerfanatic) March 1, 2017
@LibertyAdvisor Thank you for your prompt response, I do not rejoice in any way on people losing their job but he crossed the line.
— Jorge Salazar (@JorgeSalazar62) March 1, 2017
Not a fan of people losing their job over a tweet. That being said, take note that what you say here can impact your life. https://t.co/516ndre1nm
— LifebytheCreek (@lifebythecreek) March 1, 2017
Actions have consequences.