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."