Carryn Owens is a brave woman. Her late husband, Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, who was killed during a January commando raid ordered by President Trump, is an American hero. The widow’s willingness to stand and be recognized while fighting back tears at Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress is a testament to her strength.

She was also taken advantage of by a politician starving to appear presidential during the most important speech of his life. A politician who sent her husband on a mission in Yemen beset with errors, for which Trump has received wide condemnation — including from Ryan Owens’ father. On the morning of Trump’s speech to Congress, the president tried to dodge responsibility for the death, blaming it on “the generals.”

“They lost Ryan,” Trump told Fox News.