Father of Navy SEAL Fallen During Yemen Raid Refused to Meet with Trump; Says ‘My Conscience Wouldn’t Let Me’

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Bill Owens, the father of Navy SEAL Ryan Owens who was killed during a raid in Yemen, says he refused to meet with President Donald Trump when his son’s body was brought back to the U.S. because of how the president treated a Gold Star family during the presidential campaign. “I told them I didn’t want to make a scene about it, but my conscience wouldn’t let me talk to him,” Owens told The Miami Herald, referring to Trump’s treatment of the Khan family after Khizr Khan spoke at the Democratic National Convention in July. Owens was killed in a Jan. 28 raid that the Trump administration dubbed a success. Bill Owens told the Herald that “the government owes my son an investigation” into the operation.

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast Cheat Sheet