Americans Killed in Terrorist Attack Included Spokesman for Former Trump Adviser
One of the four Americans killed in a terrorist attack on a hotel in Afghanistan over the weekend was identified as a spokesman for a former Donald Trump adviser.
Twenty-two people in total died in the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul.
Others were injured, including two Americans.
The former spokesman, Glenn Selig, was president and CEO of Selig Multimedia, based in Tampa, Florida.
“Glenn was a tireless professional, loyal friend and pillar of the community, but most importantly he was a loving husband and wonderful father,” the agency said in a statement obtained by NBC. “The loss for his family and friends cannot be measured nor conveyed strongly enough, but we thank everyone for the outpouring of support we have received.”
Selig served as a spokesman for Rick Gates, who worked on Trump’s presidential campaign.
Prayers tonight for the family of our former colleague, Glenn Selig. He was killed this weekend in Afghanistan during that terrorist attack. He worked with us at Fox Tampa for 10 years. A wonderful reporter and Co-worker. Heavy hearts tonight. pic.twitter.com/xNur9GJjwf
— KellyRingFox13 (@KellyRingFox13) January 24, 2018
Jack Burkman, a lobbyist for whom Selig also served as spokesman for, told Politico that he was shaken by his friend’s death.
“The tragically ironic part is Glenn’s last words to me were, ‘Be careful,’” Burkman said. “It’s just a tragedy — terrible.”
Selig was there on business and had in the past represented groups trying to bring peace to the country, Burkman added.
Before becoming president of Selig Multimedia, Selig was a TV news anchor and investigative reporter.
The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing.
“The United States strongly condemns the attack on January 20 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told Politico. “We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed and wish for the speedy recovery of those wounded. Out of respect for the families of the deceased, we have no further comment.”