Sorry Jones you are so hellbent on finding something good about Trump and his deplorables you missed this one. He was on tv on CNN earlier this afternoon saying Trump was presidential and the moment with Caryyn Owens cemented it.
Trump invited her because she was a prop in his speech. A way to get applauds and nothing more and to manipulate the voter. Of course we all feel bad for his family.
Trump has been on tv regularly for over a decade with his show and before that a constant in NY media and tabloids. He knows how to make moments he knew this was really nothing more then his tv show last night. So he pointed out Owen’s widow and made comments knowing it would make a moment, he knew the studio audience (Congress) and tv audience would go along with the emotions.
I felt very sorry for her sobbing like that she looked for a moment about to collapse which for Trump was perfect since he could make the tv moment bigger.
Carryn Owens was Trump’s prop for an emotional moment so he could act presidential. Nothing more then that.
I wish all presidents did away with these human props I never liked them no matter the party. It always seemed exploitive.
Of course he could have acted like a responsible adult and said “I gave the order therefore his death is my responsibility”.
Van Jones has been on tv long enough to know the difference between using a human prop to create a moment and acting presidential.