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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:01 pm

Trump's debate guests also critical of Clinton

Washington Post

Donald Trump has invited two eyebrow-raising guests to tonight’s presidential debate against Hillary Clinton: President Barack Obama’s estranged half-brother and the mother of an American official who died in Benghazi, Libya.

Malik Obama, the president’s half-brother, will be in Las Vegas for the third and final presidential debate – supporting Trump, who the president has widely criticized.

Pat Smith, whose son Sean died in the 2012 attack on a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, will also be in attendance. Smith has been a vocal critic of Clinton and delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention in July. Republicans have blamed Clinton for the tragic deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, though several congressional investigations have not found any evidence of it.

Trump shocked political observers last week when he held a press conference with several women who had accused former president Bill Clinton of sexual abuse.