Former NSA analyst and columnist John Schindler reacted in horror on Tuesday after seeing Trump "exploit" Carryn Owens, the wife of slain Chief Petty Officer William (Ryan) Owens.
According to Schindler, the president crossed the line during his address to a joint session of Congress when he used Carryn Owens as a political prop.
Schindler immediately expressed his disgust on Twitter.
Snr Chief Owens' widow...for God's sake leave this poor woman alone. Trump gloating, of course...talking the Bible.— John Schindler (@John Schindler) 1488337273.0
Anybody who saw the faces of the Joint Chiefs tonight when the cam hit them knows exactly what the US military thinks of Trump.— John Schindler (@John Schindler) 1488338206.0
@20committee I like to call it resting military coup face https://t.co/z92PQ0yVxC— Jason in the Wild (@Jason in the Wild) 1488338272.0
We're here to defend our hard-earned freedoms. No whining. We don't play nice, we don't care, and we don't take prisoners. #JeSuisDeepState— John Schindler (@John Schindler) 1488341689.0
Bad decisions happen. War is war. Right until POTUS publicly exploits a widow whose husband's body is still warm. Fuck that. Fuck all that.— John Schindler (@John Schindler) 1488343876.0
.@mdfsmith1 @Christi64297529 she was trapped. Literally. Terrible abuse of a grieving widow. She didn't want to stand up. We know why.— John Schindler (@John Schindler) 1488344542.0
If watching POTUS publicly exploit S/Chief Owens' grieving widow didn't make your skin crawl, I worry about you -- as an American & a human.— John Schindler (@John Schindler) 1488344715.0
So "the generals" got S/Chief Owens killed, but let's spotlight his widow on live TV. Has Stockholm Syndrome overtaken the whole country?— John Schindler (@John Schindler) 1488345295.0
I have sympathy for Trump voters who got scammed. It happens. Got none for DC RW pundits who want to pretend that Trump just isn't Trump.— John Schindler (@John Schindler) 1488346056.0