Trump told to stop using diplomat’s death for pol mileage
The mother of US Ambassador to Libya J Christopher Stevens, who was killed during a terror attack in Benghazi in 2012, has asked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the party to immediately stop their “opportunistic and cynical” use of her son’s death.
“I know for certain that Chris would not have wanted his name or memory used in that connection,” Mary Commanday wrote in a short letter to the editor of The New York Times, which was published on Saturday. “I hope that there will be an immediate and permanent stop to this opportunistic and cynical use by the campaign,” she said.
Stevens, 52, is the first US Ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979.