Despicable Bedfellows: NRA Endorses Trump with $2 Million National Ad Campaign

Here’s a match made in the fire-pits of hell: Donald Trump just received an endorsement in the form of a $2 million national ad campaign sponsored by the NRA Political Victory Fund.


The 30-second spot “Stop Clinton, Vote Trump” is narrated by Marine Corps veteran Mark Geist, a survivor of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Libya.

“A lot of people say they’re not going to vote this November because their candidate didn’t win,” says Geist glaring into a camera that pans to reveal him walking through a cemetery. “Well, I know some people who won’t be voting this year either,” he continues, alluding to the four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, who were killed in the attack. 

The highly manipulative ad which trots out the thoroughly discredited theory that Clinton is to blame for the Benghazi attacks has emerged on the day when yet another politically-motivated invesitgation has cleared her, and Stevens' family has spoken out about the fact that they in no way blame her. 

Trump needs all the friends he can get with his depleted war chest and flailing campaign. According to estimated figures provided by the Wesleyan Media Project, in a single week the Clinton campaign ran almost three times the number of ads compared to Trump recently. RealClearPolitics also reports that at present Trump is trailing Clinton by an average of 7 points.

The ad represents the largest expenditure by an outside group on behalf of Trump and is set to air on national cable and on broadcast channels in the military-saturated states of Colorado, Ohio, Nevada, Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Geist endorsed Trump back in February, and is apparently a fan of his tough talk, saying, “under President Trump, many conflicts will be avoided because our enemies will fear the United States and our military."

#story_page_post_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.