For the most part, the liberal media treated the Navy SEAL portion of President Trump’s speech well. President Trump gave tribute to fallen NAVY Seal Chief Petty Officer Michael “Ryan” Owens and Trump invited Owens’ widow, Carryn, to be in the audience beforehand.
Although a Washington Post headline  made it seem like political exploitation (it read, “How Carryn Owens ended up in the balcony to create the emotional high point of Trump’s speech”), the media coverage was mostly respectful:
- Chicago Tribune : Trump honors Carryn Owens, widow of Navy SEAL killed during raid in Yemen
- New York Times : With nation watching, widow of fallen SEAL becomes a face of bravery
- USA Today : Trump highlights heroism of Navy SEAL killed in raid