Trump Rents Out Iowa Movie Theater, Offers Free Tickets to Film on Benghazi


If Donald Trump has made any two things clear about his presidential campaign, they are that he will not let Hillary Clinton hear the end of Benghazi, and that he likes to turn his appearances into extravagant affairs. The mogul apparently plans to bring the two together while campaigning in Iowa today, as he has rented out space from a movie theater so his supporters can see 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi for free.

Tana Goertz, the mogul’s Iowa co-chair, told the Des Moines Register that “Mr. Trump would like all Americans to know the truth about what happened at Benghazi. The theater is paid for. The tickets are paid for. You just have to RSVP.”

The film, directed by Michael Bay, focuses on the efforts of the first soldiers to respond to the 2012 attacks on American diplomatic personnel in Libya. While the film does not mention the political aspects of the attack, Clinton has been criticized for the event many times since then by those who say she allowed it to happen and mishandled the aftermath.

The film has been pushed by conservatives on multiple occasions (with trailers frequently showing during the GOP debates), and according to The Hill, right-leaning groups are continuing to host screenings for various events.

Goertz said that the free viewing would occur at 6 p.m. today at the Carmike Cobblestone 9 Theatre at 86th Street and Hickman Road.

You can watch a trailer for the film in the video above, via Paramount Pictures.

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