San Diego mother of Benghazi terror victim to attend debate

Pat Smith will attend as guest of Donald Trump
Posted at 9:00 PM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 08:19:48-04

SAN DIEGO -- The mother of a San Diego man killed in the 2012 Benghazi attack will be Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s guest at Wednesday’s final presidential debate.

Sean Smith was a clerk to the U.S. Ambassador in Libya.

“Sean said, 'If I live till morning, I don’t expect to,'” his mother, Pat Smith, told 10News at her Clairemont home.

“I’m a nothing to this government. They are treating me like dirt and if this is how Hillary is planning on treating women, I think it stinks!” Pat Smith said.

Pat Smith said she blames Hillary Clinton for her son’s death. The two women met at Sean Smith's coffin ceremony. 

“When she promised me when she would call me and get back to me...I’m still waiting,” Pat Smith said.

Pat Smith is not sure how she will react when she sees Clinton again.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do. I have no knowledge whatsoever. I could probably just as easy sit there and cry as to stand up and scream,” Pat Smith said.

This debate, Clinton invited two billionaires, both outspoken critics of Trump: Meg Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Mark Cuban. Cuban was also Clinton's guest at the first debate.

Both have been outspoken backers of the Democratic presidential candidate. Cuban has questioned Donald Trump's business acumen and Whitman is one of Clinton's highest-profile Republican backers.