Father of Orlando mass shooter shows up at Clinton rally, promotes Hillary
The tragic events of the Orlando massacre that left nearly 50 people dead brought a shortwaves across the world and now the father of that murderer Seddique Mateen was recently seen cheering Hillary Clinton at one of her rallies in Florida.
How about that endorsement.
In a startling appearance Monday evening, the father of ISIS-inspired Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen showed up just steps away from the Democratic nominee, cheering her on and waving an American flag in the background – even as she paid tribute to the victims of his son’s terror rampage and condemned his “hatred.”
Seddique Mateen’s presence was first noticed by WPTV in Florida. The affiliate later interviewed Mateen, who held up a large, yellow pro-Clinton banner calling her “good for national security” and “gun control laws.”
“I know how many people, family members, loved ones, friends are still grieving,” Clinton said Monday. “We will be with you as you rebuild your lives … because we can’t ever let that kind of hatred and violence break the spirit, break the soul of any place in America.”
As she spoke, Mateen’s father could be seen behind her, at one point appearing to snap a photo with his phone before donning a red cap.
Here is Seddique Mateen endorsing Hillary Clinton.
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) August 9, 2016
The question is will the media ask her if she will disavow his support?
Will Clinton be asked to disavow support of Orlando shooter's dad? https://t.co/IF60hkfYNh
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 10, 2016