Lieutenant Commander Dan Crenshaw appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and NBC News to help promote veterans and forgiveness.
Crenshaw had been the butt of a tasteless joke made by Pete Davidson while the veteran was running for Congress in Texas, which he won.
“You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie,” Davidson previously remarked. “I’m sorry. I know he lost his eye in war or whatever.”
Rather than let the comment fester, Crenshaw made the most of the attention given to the situation. He appeared on “SNL” during the same “Weekend Update” segment to both accept Davidson’s apology and respond to his original quip in kind.
“Davidson looks like if the meth from Breaking Bad was a person.” “He looks like a troll doll with a tape worm.” Where some of the barbs Crenshaw got to volley in retaliation.
While Davidson’s remark should have not have happened. It’s nice to see an amicable resolution come of it.
However that’s not the extent of the goodwill Crenshaw is emanating this week. He later dropped by NBC where he gave advice on the “Today Show.” He mentioned that for Vetern’s Day while thanking a vet is all well and good, taking the extra step is to tell them “never forget”.
“Veterans always appreciate it when someone says ‘thank you for your service,’ and I wanted to suggest a different option, which is ‘never forget.’ I suggested that because it’s less transactional,” Crenshaw said.
“When you thank somebody, it’s almost like you’re on the other side of them. When you’re saying ‘never forget,’ it’s almost like this secret code between Americans where we all recognize that we can never forget the sacrifice of our veterans, past and present, but also never forget why a lot of veterans are still out in the fight right now.”