Trump Invites Benghazi Survivor, Gold Star Mom To Attend Monday Debate


The Donald Trump campaign invited a Benghazi survivor and a Gold Star mother, among others, to attend Monday night’s presidential debate, NBC News’ Hallie Jackson reported.

Here’s the full rundown:

Mark Geist, who survived the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has endorsed Trump and appeared in a National Rifle Association ad criticizing Clinton.

Karen Vaughn, a Gold Star mother, organized a meeting between Trump and several Gold Star families shortly after the Republican nominee lashed out at the Khan family. She said she was not offended by Trump’s attacks on the Khans.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn serves as an adviser to Trump. He accompanied the Republican nominee to his first intelligence briefing, where he reportedly interrupted intelligence officials several times.

Gen. Keith Kellogg is a former Army lieutenant general and foreign policy adviser to Trump and former executive at CACI International, a defense contractor.

Bruce LeVell is the executive director of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump and former chairman of the Gwinnett County, Georgia, Republican Party. He has insisted that Trump is “not a racist.”

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