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Donald Trump rents Iowa theater to screen Benghazi film 13 Hours

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Donald Trump wants to treat Iowans to a free night at the movies. The Republican candidate for president, who trails Sen. Ted Cruz in recent Iowa polls, has rented a movie theater in Urbandale, Iowa, to screen 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. The theater and tickets have been paid for by the billionaire; supporters just need to RSVP.

“Mr. Trump would like all Americans to know the truth about what happened at Benghazi,” said Tana Goertz, Trump’s Iowa co-chair, according to the Des Moines Register.  

Michael Bay’s action film depicts the Benghazi terrorist attack, in which four Americans were killed. Conservatives have criticized and investigated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s role in the incident, which occurred during her tenure as Secretary of State. During Thursday’s GOP debate, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz all criticized Clinton’s handling of Benghazi, with Cruz specifically mentioning 13 Hours in his closing statement.