Marine Corps veteran Mark Geist is an American hero who survived the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Now, he is appearing in a new ad produced by the National Rifle Association that supports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“Well, I know some other people who won’t be voting this year either,” he adds as he walked through a cemetery, giving viewers a visual reminder of the four Americans who lost their lives in the attacks.
“Hillary as president? No thanks,” Geist said. “I served in Benghazi. My friends didn’t make it. They did their part. Do yours.”
The ad is called “Stop Clinton, Vote Trump,” and it marks the beginning of the NRA’s $2 million ad campaign to support Trump, who it has endorsed. The commercial will air in the battleground states of Colorado, Ohio, Nevada, Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Geist, who was a co-author of the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi, endorsed Trump in February.
“Under President Trump, many conflicts will be avoided because our enemies will fear the United States and our military,” Geist said at the time.
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