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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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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.

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.

The MSM onslaught against Hillary, triggered by this movie, will be withering!

Also, I have a unicorn! They make great pets.

Trump has resorted to buying votes since he is behind Cruz. The Donald has no shame.

    Ragspierre in reply to ldwaddell. | January 16, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Here’s a question…

    Instead of buying a theater out in Iowa (which certainly appears to be cynically political)…

    why didn’t Duh Donald buy out…say…Rockefeller Center in New York?

    I mean, if you want to change New York values…

      Fiftycaltx in reply to Ragspierre. | January 16, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Well, see, there is this thing called politics. And right now, there is going to be an caucus in IOWA in a couple of weeks. People there are going to declare who they want for prezzie. And if The Donald gets enough people to want him, he will collect DELEGATES. And if he gets enough DELEGATES, he will be the nominee of the “R”epublican party for prezzie. So it is, RIGHT NOW, more important to campaign in IOWA than NYC. Cuz NYC Doesn’t have an election for MONTHS. I’ll bet Trump DOES RENT a movie theater in NYC to show “13 hours” before it’s over. Hope this helps. BTW, how is Jeb! polling now? Do you still think he can “win” the nomination for prezzie with 10% of the voters?

        Ragspierre in reply to Fiftycaltx. | January 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm

        I don’t know who your addressing, but you’re wrong on all counts.

        Is it your belief that Duh Donald will buy caucus votes for the price of a matinee?

        The question was, if Duh Donald wanted to show “13 Hours”, wouldn’t that be MORE effective if he showed it in Manhattan? I mean, in changing New York values? Because in Iowa, it’s kinda preaching to the rubes, right?

        But you’re kinda crazy, as usual…

          Fiftycaltx in reply to Ragspierre. | January 16, 2016 at 8:41 pm

          So, for a national election, The Donald should ONLY CAMPAIGN in New York CIty? Gee, DO I need to splain’ politics to you again? Oh, and “your” is not the same as “you’re”. Maybe Lucy can splain’ the difference to you.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | January 16, 2016 at 9:08 pm

          Well, no, stupid. The point was that instead of offering FREE STUFF in an apparent (and STUPID) effort to buy votes in Iowa…

          T-rump could use his money to greater effect AT HOME. You know. WHERE HE LIVES, and has chosen to live. Where the values in “13 Hours” really NEED to be imbued.

          How’s that whole “babies are parasites” thing workin’ for you these days, sucker?

          Fiftycaltx in reply to Ragspierre. | January 16, 2016 at 9:23 pm

          So, the coming ELECTION is “not” a value for a potential candidate. I guess you buy into Jeb! and his “I can lose the primary and win the general” strategery. Too bad dumbass. Unless the Uniparty can design a way for a 5% candidate, like Jeb!, to “win” I guess you’ll just have to vote for the Hildabeast.

          PS, If you didn’t discount SCIENCE, you would know that MAMMALS host their BABIES as PARASITES until they are born.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | January 16, 2016 at 9:34 pm

          You’re an idiot. Always were. You don’t know any “science”, you jackass, and less about politics.

          Too funny…!!!

          Fiftycaltx in reply to Ragspierre. | January 16, 2016 at 9:37 pm

          Wow. At the least, I got you to recognize that “your” and “you’re” are different. And of course, you don’t have anything to back up YOUR ad hominem attack. But you still have hope. Maybe Jebbie! can take some of his $100 million and reclaim his life. Of course this will make his consultants very, very sad. Are you one of those consultants?

          Fiftycaltx in reply to Ragspierre. | January 16, 2016 at 9:40 pm

          BTW, stick with “babies are not parasites”. Fits your look on life perfectly. HTH.

      legacyrepublican in reply to Ragspierre. | January 16, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      The suggestion is a provocative one.

      I could think of a few venues in NYC that might make more sense.

      Trump Tower, The UN, Times Square, The Freedom Tower, or Greenwich Village.

      I can still remember that video of Republicans walking down the street in NYC for Bush and the abusive and hateful speech being shouted at them.

      Wish I could find it again so I could link it here.

Eastwood Ravine | January 16, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Saw it earlier today. It is totally worth a few hours of your weekend or evening.

What Trump just did in Iowa is as brilliant as tossing Jorge Ramos out of his press conference. Whether he wins in Iowa or not, he’s keeping the heat on Hillary and keeping the movie in news. We know that the MSM will do their best to ignore it or dump on it, not just to protect Hillary but because they can’t stand anything that portrays Americans as tough or heroic. Besides, some of us have not forgotten how the Democrats played up “Fahrenheit 9/11” in 2004, so it’s fun to watch Her Highness squirm.

This movie needs to be seen by every American voter just before they have to chose between Hillary and the Republican candidate.