Perhaps the most powerful moment of President Donald Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday was when he was addressed Carryn Owens, the widow of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens who was killed on a raid in Yemen at the end of January.
Since that night, some cynical Democrats have accused Trump of using Owens as a political tool. These Democrats seem to have forgotten that the Democrat Party has used military families for political purposes many times. The Daily Wire compiled a list of five recent instances where the Democrats did this.
1) Remember the Khan family who spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention? The only reason the Democrats put them on stage was that they were a Gold Star family, they were Muslim and they didn’t like Trump. The Democrats only used them to get to Trump.
2) Cindy Sheehan is a name many of us haven’t heard in years. Sheehan became a darling of Democrats after she lost her son in Iraq and blamed President George W. Bush. Interestingly enough, once she started criticizing President Barack Obama, her name vanished from liberal circles — and from mainstream media coverage. It’s almost as if they were using her for their own political agenda.
3) Michelle DeFord, a Gold Star mother. DeFord was used in several Democrat ads attacking Trump during the 2016 campaign. Much like the Khans, the Democrats only cared that DeFord was a Gold Star mother because it gave them a little more ammunition to use against Trump.
4) The Benghazi victims and their families. Not only did former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton give a political speech in front of the coffins of those who were murdered in Benghazi, she also lied to their families, and then implied these families were lying when they called her out on her own lies.
5) Sharon Belkofer was a Gold Star mother who introduced Obama at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Belkofer lost her son in Afghanistan in 2010. Obama had her introduce him just before a speech he gave about how well his administration has handled issues related to veterans.
Talk about dirty — uncaring — politics.
Democrats don’t care about military families, and they don’t care about the military. Trump used part of his address to bring the widow of a genuine national hero to America’s television screens for a moment of honor that will likely be remembered for a long time to come.
All Democrats have done is use military families as political pawns when they think it will serve their own interests.
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