Liberal Icon Van Jones Praises "Extraordinary Moment" In Trump Speech
- Author: Larry Hoffman Mar 01, 2017,
Mar 01, 2017, 9:58
Trump recognized Carryn Owens in his speech in a moment that elicited strong applause lasting more than 2 minutes from every corner of the chamber of the House of Representatives.
Carryn Owens (C), widow of Senior Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens, applauds with Ivanka Trump (R), daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, after being mentioned by President Trump.
When president Trump paid tribute to Carryn Owns, Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owen's widow, America saw the face of sacrifice.
While Trump hailed Owens as being a "warrior, and a hero -- battling against terrorism and securing our Nation", the raid in which Owens was killed has been controversial across party lines as being unnecessary and a failure.
He described that portion of the speech as "extraordinary" and said that for those who held out in their belief that Trump could be presidential and unifying, "they should be happy with that moment".
Owens' father, Bob Owens, has himself been highly critical of Trump and refused to meet with the president earlier this week when the family went to recieve the remains.
He branded the raid a "grand display", pointing out that for the past two years ground forces had not been deployed in Yemen. "This was something they wanted to do".
Trump said on Fox News on Tuesday (28 February) that the military operation was already in motion before he took office and that military leaders were insistent about moving ahead.
In the interview with the paper, Owens said, "The government owes my son an investigation". I saw that face again, years later, when we gathered to honor my friend, and a neighbor silently walked into the family's front yard and played a heartbreaking, lovely rendition of "Amazing Grace" on his bagpipes. "I think he just broke a record", Trump said.
The Department of Defence is conducted three reviews of the raid, which killed Owens along with 20 civilians, including an eight-year-old American girl. On Jan. 25, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn briefed Trump, Spicer said.
Just today NBC News reported that USA officials said no significant intelligence was gained from the anti-terror raid, which also cost the lives of a number of children.
"While numerous objectives of the recent raid in Yemen were met, I would not describe any operation that results in the loss of American life as a success", McCain said in a statement to Bloomberg earlier this month. There's certainly much to be said about policy-Will Trump endorsing tax credits have an effect on Congress's Obamacare plans?
"I'm sorry, I don't want to see him", Owens recalled telling a chaplain who had informed him that Trump was on his way from Washington.
Trump added that according to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the raid was "a very successful mission" that recovered "tremendous amounts of information".