On Tuesday night, President Trump gave a speech in front of Congress that angered a lot of his Democratic opponents, but there was one moment that left everyone completely stunned, including his most harshest critics. The underlying theme of his address was to honor the U.S. Navy SEAL William Ryan Owens who recently perished in a Yemeni raid and to pay tribute to the fallen soldier’s widow. But no one was emotionally prepared for what happened at the end of his speech, including Democrats who had mostly attended out of obligation or to just critique the president’s speech.
As President Trump led a round of a applause to recognize the sacrifice of widow Carryn Owens, the applause was the longest of the entire night, thundering through the chamber. You could see the emotion on everyone’s faces, as they turned to look at Owens’ widow who had tears streaming down her face as she looked up to the heavens and mouthed “I love you baby.”
“We are joined tonight by Carryn Owens,” Trump said, “the widow of U.S. Navy Special Operator Senior Chief William Ryan Owens. Ryan died as he lived a warrior and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation.”
Except for a few smug Democrats, the entire audience was on their feet, with many in the audience having visible tears streaming down their faces.
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“I just spoke to General [Jim] Mattis, who reconfirmed that, and I quote, “Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies,” Trump went on. “Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity. For as the Bible teaches us, there is no greater act of love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country and for our freedom — we will never forget him.”
It’s so incredible that we have a president who loves our military men and women and recognizes the immense responsibility that he has as their Commander-in-Chief. Obama would’ve never in a million years honored a fallen soldier in a way like this.
H/T [The Blaze]