NRA Attacks Hillary Clinton With Benghazi Survivor in Donald Trump Ad
The National Rifle Association urges voters voters in battleground states to “Stop. Hillary. Now”
Brian Flood | June 29, 2016 @ 9:36 AM
Last Updated: June 29, 2016 @ 9:37 AM
The National Rifle Association is launching an ad campaign that bashes Hillary Clinton and urges voters to support Donald Trump, according to USA Today.
The ad features Marine Corps veteran and security contractor Mark Geist, who helped fight the controversial 2012 Benghazi attack that resulted in the deaths of four Americans. Geist walks through a cemetery and delivers the pro-Trump message.
“A lot of people say they’re not going to vote this November because their candidate didn’t win; Well, I know some people who won’t be voting this year either,” Geist says in the ad. “Hillary as President? No thanks. I served in Benghazi. My friends didn’t make it. They did their part. Do yours.”
The paper says the NRA ad will air in the battleground states of Colorado, Ohio, Nevada, Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania. In addition to starring in the ad, Geist has endorsed Trump for president.
The NRA Political Victory Fund is spending more than $2 million on the 30-second spot, according to USA Today. The Center for Responsive Politics reports that the NRA and its partners spent $13.6 million in the 2012 presidential race and USA Today speculates that the group could spend “significantly more” this election.
Trump, who is endorsed by the NRA, recently said the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub wouldn’t have been so deadly if more people brought guns to the dance party.
“If you had some guns in that club the night that this took place, if you had guns on the other side, you wouldn’t have had the tragedy that you had,” the presumptive GOP nominee told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. “If people in that room had guns with the bullets flying in the opposite direction right at him, right at his head, you wouldn’t have had the same tragedy that you ended up having.”
Trump later clarified, saying he meant staffers, not customers of the club.
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