Note: This article originally incorrectly included Kris Paranto. The correction has been made.
John Tiegen, and Mark Geist, two of the real-life heroes of Benghazi, have come public with a presidential endorsement – and surprise, it isn’t Hillary Clinton. And as only 8 percent of our armed forces identify as “liberal,” you can be pretty sure it isn’t Bernie Sanders either.
As seems to be the case with every high-profile endorsement nowadays, it’s for Donald Trump.
Via the Gateway Pundit, quoting the Trump campaign:Mr. Trump stated, “I am truly honored to have the support of these American heroes, the best of their generation. The American people can know with certainty, I will always place their interest above all else. I am the most militaristic person and it is so important to me to strengthen our military and protect American families and freedoms.”
Mark “OZ” Geist said, “We, perhaps more than any Americans, know the absolute and imperative reason that we elect Donald J. Trump as President of the United States. First and foremost, under a Trump administration, the request for additional security by an ambassador would have been heeded, and second, there is no question, when the attack came, he would have moved heaven and earth to provide the necessary forces to protect and reinforce our warriors. Mr. Trump is the bold, decisive leader America needs at this time”. Oz added, “Under President Trump, many conflicts will be avoided because our enemies will fear the United States and our military.”John Tiegen added, “It is very clear to see the groundswell of support, never seen before in recent politics. Americans want a strong leader, one who cares more about the safety and freedom of the American people than he does winning elections, or what the press might think. In honor of those we have fought with, I am proud to endorse the next President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.” Mr. Trump was joined by Mark and John at a campaign rally in Madison, Alabama attended by thousands just days before the March 1st primary contest.
When the film “13 Hours” hit theaters, Trump rented out an entire theater in Iowa to show it, giving out free tickets to citizens. While the film doesn’t make direct reference to Hillary Clinton, anyone with prior knowledge of the Benghazi attacks who saw the movie can’t come out of it with a positive view of Hillary.
Hillary is expected to brush off this endorsement, pondering what difference, as this point, does it make anyway.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]