Movie focuses on 2012 attack on Benghazi
Donald Trump zeroed in on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by renting out an Iowa movie theater for a special free screening of “13 Hours,” which focuses on the 2012 Benghazi terror attack.
Trump’s Iowa state co-chair Tana Goertz told the Des Moines Register: “Mr. Trump would like all Americans to know the truth about what happened at Benghazi. The theater is paid for. The tickets are paid for. You just have to RSVP.”
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Directed by Michael Bay, “13 Hours” focuses on the first soldiers to respond to the attacks on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi and a nearby CIA facility which killed four Americans, including U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens.
While the film doesn’t specifically deal with the political ramifications of the attack, Clinton has been widely criticized by Republicans for her handling of the event during her tenure as secretary of state.
While Bay has said repeatedly that the movie has no political agenda, the film does tackle some hotly debated moments. In one scene, a group of contractors is ordered to stand down and not provide assistance to the consulate. Congressional investigators have stated that no such order was ever given. But some contractors interviewed after the incident maintained otherwise.
Conservatives have been actively pushing the movie. On Thursday, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz even plugged the film during the Republican debate in South Carolina.
Watch the “13 Hours” trailer: