The Pulse nightclub shooter’s dad was at Clinton’s rally
A rally for Hillary Clinton in Florida drew 3,000 people. Among those 3,000 was the father of Omar Mateen, the man who shot and killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando just a couple of months ago.
Seddique Mateen can be seen peeking over Clinton's shoulder at the rally in photos that, of course, started making their rounds on the web:
— WPTV (@WPTV) August 9, 2016
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) August 9, 2016
And gets prime seating, too. Sick.
— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) August 9, 2016
Clinton's campaign said they totally didn't even know that he was there:
"This individual wasn't invited as a guest, and the campaign was unaware of his attendance until after the event."
People immediately recognized Mateen because he was constantly on TV doing interviews after his son carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
He did another interview following the Clinton rally, mainly to speak out about his support for her:
"Hillary Clinton is good for United States versus Donald Trump, who has no solutions."
Though Donald Trump hasn't spoke out about Mateen's appearance yet, his supporters already have something to say.
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) August 9, 2016
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) August 9, 2016
Seddique Mateen was seated directly behind Hillary Clinton. That was intentional. Was she sending a not-so-subtle message to gays? #LGBT
— Patrick Henry (@FightNowAmerica) August 9, 2016
Seddique Mateen, father of Omar, endorses Clinton & voices his support for gun control.
— Titan (@tytanol) August 9, 2016
Seddique Mateen, father of Orlando Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen attends Hillary rally in Orlando today.
Another reason to vote #Trump
— Evelyn4Trump (@evelynyeager70) August 9, 2016
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Christina is a freelance writer from a tiny town in Southern Maryland who just can't seem to figure out whether others are being sarcastic or not. She has a degree in business communication, with a focus in writing, from Stevenson University, and has written things for Severna Park Voice, Maryland Film Festival, The Villager, and Hello Giggles. Follow her on twitter @tinaBUFF where she constantly overthinks her tweets, or read her medley of musings at touchinfinity.wordpress.com.