In an interview with Chris Matthews, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore graced America with his opinion of President Trump and his recognition of Carryn Owens, widow of Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, at the president’s address to Congress on Tuesday night.
Moore wasn’t impressed:
Moore called Owens “another notch on his belt.” Owens received a 2-minute uninterrupted standing ovation at Trump’s address to Congress.
“That’s why she’s there as sort of an f-you for the people who are criticizing [the mission Navy SEAL Ryan Owens was killed in],” Moore said. “And the poor woman, this widow who just lost her husband. She is in desperate grief right now… and in love with her husband. And to use that to put another notch on his belt and what is he thinking about? My ratings. Record applause. Record ratings. I’m going to get an Emmy for this, most applause for a dead soldier on my watch. This is the sickness of this man.”
Needless to say, this was not the opinion of a majority in America. It certainly isn’t the opinion of Taya Kyle, widow of SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (who was memorialized in the Clint Eastwood film American Sniper in 2015).
Tami Jackson picked up on that at Barbwire, and composed a heartfelt post exposing just what an out-of-touch liberal bozo Moore is. Here’s an excerpt:
If you weren’t wiping your eyes during that acknowledgment of a fallen Navy SEAL and his beautiful wife, you obviously had no heart.
I have been honored to meet and become friends with a number of Navy SEALs, and to call them warriors is an understatement. The Teams represent no more than 2 or 3 thousand members at any one time. It’s a small community of brothers. As I wrote at ROBARguns.com in 2014:
Among our unconventional forces, none are more highly respected (and feared) than the US Navy Sea, Air, Land Teams…SEALs.
Every frogman who wears the Trident has earned that right, has made it through grueling and hellish training, not just by strength, aptitude, or raw talent, but by sheer force of will. They never rang the bell; they had no quit in them.
In that moment, with the cameras and every eye in the gallery trained on Carryn Owens, the nation applauded this strong, beautiful, grieving woman and her heroic, fallen husband. It was a tribute to every fallen warrior who has paid the last full measure of devotion, and a special tribute to Senior Chief William “Ryan” Owens. I imagined Ryan from his heavenly viewpoint shouting “For God and country!”
President Trump did the right thing by inviting Carryn Owens, giving her the opportunity to have a front stage seat to watch the nation show their great love and honor for Ryan, her courageous husband.
But that’s not how Hollywood heavyweight Michael Moore saw it.
Fox News anchor, Martha MacCallum, host of “The First 100 Days,” had American Sniper SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s widow, Taya Kyle, on to react to Moore’s despicable comments. And boy did she ever. Taya, a Fox News contributor since summer 2016, trained her verbal crosshairs on Moore’s big head and let him have it.