Taya Kyle slams filmmaker Michael Moore for criticizing Trump's tribute to fallen Navy SEAL

During his Tuesday night address to a joint session of Congress, President Trump paid tribute to fallen Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens.

Owens' widow, Carryn, who was in the audience at the time, struggled to hold back her tears as those gathered gave her a standing ovation.

Not long after, Michael Moore, in a televised discussion with Chris Matthews of MSNBC, criticized the move.

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On Thursday, Taya Kyle, widow of famed Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, slammed Moore's remarks on 'Fox & Friends' for suggesting that Owens' widow was "used" by Trump.

Kyle noted, "It makes me sick to my stomach, it makes me angry. Because [Moore] is saying two things when he says that to me, that...she's a fool and doesn't know she's being used and that is ridiculous. It couldn't be farther from the truth. It's also saying that this wasn't warranted..."

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Moore had asserted that the president "used" Carryn, "as sort of an 'f-you' to the people who are criticizing him for this. And this poor woman, this widow who has lost her husband, she is in desperate grief right now."

Responding to Moore's comments about Carryn being a "poor woman," Kyle said, "She [Carryn] is strong. She is anything but a poor woman or a poor widow...She's lived a life where she had to be strong. And this is another step in her journey of being stronger than she wants to be."