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March 02, 2017

Asshole Loses His Job After Attacking War Widow

I'm not in favor of social-media scalp-hunting, but they sure are, and those who live by the sword shall die by the sword as well.

A former Hillary Clinton volunteer drew swift condemnation -- and lost his job -- after mocking the widow of a fallen Navy SEAL who was honored by the president during his congressional address Tuesday night.

Dan Grilo, who said in his Twitter profile that he was a former volunteer for both Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, made the remarks after Trump paid tribute to Carryn Owens. She is the widow of U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed in a counterterrorism raid in Yemen last month...

While widely regarded as the most powerful moment of the night, Grilo was not impressed. Responding to a tweet from L.A. Times reporter Matt Pearce, who noted 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."

...

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."

Boy the media's giving this a lot of coverage. Just as much as they gave to Trump's criticism of another Gold Star family.


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