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    Trump Treats Iowans to Showing of 13 Hours

    Trump Treats Iowans to Showing of 13 Hours

    Marketing savvy and a good deed.

    The new Michael Bay film “13 Hours” is out now and is by all accounts, an accurate portrayal of the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya.

    In a move that is as funny as it is politically savvy, Donald Trump is making sure the voters of Iowa get a chance to see it.

    The Des Moines Register reports:

    Trump rents Iowa theater to show Benghazi movie

    Donald Trump has rented space at an Urbandale movie theater and will give Iowans free tickets to a showing of the Benghazi movie that critics of Hillary Clinton have been eagerly awaiting.

    “Mr. Trump would like all Americans to know the truth about what happened at Benghazi,” the GOP presidential candidate’s Iowa co-chair Tana Goertz said Thursday night.

    Trump will pay for the showing of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” at 6 p.m. Friday at the Carmike Cobblestone 9 Theatre at 86th Street and Hickman Road, Goertz said.

    “The theater is paid for. The tickets are paid for. You just have to RSVP,” she said.

    The movie depicts the terrorist raid on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012. It reportedly makes no mention of Clinton, then the U.S. Secretary of State, but has again raised the topic of the Democratic presidential candidate’s role in the tragedy, three months after Republicans grilled her on her response to the attacks during an 11-hour congressional hearing in October.

    Here’s the official trailer for the film:

    Ace of Spades has written a detailed review, here’s an excerpt:

    Movie Review: 13 Hours, A Great Movie and an Enormous, Enormous Problem for Hillary

    13 Hours is, doubtless, the best film of Michael Bay’s career. It’s also an objectively good movie.

    Let me get to the politics first. The film is not blatantly political. Do not doubt, however, that it does not have an overt political meaning. It’s overt — just not in-your-face.

    The film is filled with the heroes wondering “When is someone coming to help us?”

    There are shots of planes lying dormant while Americans are being shot to pieces.

    There is an exchange where one soldier (actually, ex-soldiers working for the CIA called G.S.R.’s) says to the other, “I just saw on the news, they’re saying this is because of a protest.”

    The other says: “I didn’t see any protest.”

    And neither does the filmgoer– there is no protest. There is simply a coordinated attack which starts out of nowhere. It’s obvious what this is from the start; there is no “fog of war,” at least not about what started this.

    Are you planning to see it?

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    Ragspierre | January 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm


    Duh Donald is giving out free stuff…???

    Since it’s his money (theoretically) I guess that’s cool. But is that really “savvy”? I mean is that the message you want to send conservatives?

    I’m looking forward to seeing this movie. I’ll be paying my own way.

      ConradCA in reply to Ragspierre. | January 16, 2016 at 10:49 pm

      Encouraging people to see a movie that explores the evil and incompetence of Tyrant Obama the Liar and Hillary the Lying Butcher of Benghazi isn’t giving our free stuff. It’s fighting our enemy with the truth.

        Ragspierre in reply to ConradCA. | January 17, 2016 at 7:55 am

        No. What it is is a cheap, cynical political “gimme”.

        Iowa conservatives don’t need to be given a freebie to a movie about a subject they already understand.

        Now, if Duh Donald limited admission to independents or undecideds, that would at least be defensible.

      Frank G in reply to Ragspierre. | January 17, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      I cannot even fathom what your argument is against him paying for this? Your subsequent replies don’t help

    Humphrey's Executor | January 16, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I saw it last night. Great movie, very realistic. Those guys were/are great Americans — tougher than woodpecker lips and waiting for the cavalry that never comes. It just breaks your heartbreaking.

    I went to see The Revenant, the first time I have gone to a film theater in over two decades. It was nice, only $5.00 for the matinee, so I guess 13 Hours is next.
    I would definitely take a freebie, but I just might be able to scrounge up enough for another matinee.

    DINORightMarie | January 16, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Glad this movie is out there, and that it was made.

    If only this could be enough to move the public to demand the federals indict Hillary (and put her in jail!) and all those involved.

    But they won’t. And those who believe Michael Moore’s drek as gospel will call this “propaganda” and worse.

    Same for Eric “Fast & Furious” Holder.

    Fiftycaltx | January 16, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Saw it yesterday. EPIC FAIL of “leadership”. Why no one is ready for 9/11 is unexplained. The AC-130 was “out for maintenance”? Couldn’t budge the f_16’s from Italy for just a FLYOVER?? The CIA station chief is portrayed as an idiot, which “BOB” now contests. Good movie. PS, the sound is TERRIBLE. Apparently the CIA travels with an ORCHESTRA that has a score that plays incessantly. And at a volume greater than anyone speaking. Somebody should learn the editor that old people can’t hear 2,3-5 different sounds and make any sense of them.

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