TRUMP CLOBBERS HILLARY FOR ALLOWING TERRORIST SHOOTER'S FATHER TO APPEAR IN HER RALLY CROWD




Donald Trump loudly berated Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for allowing the father of a deadly terrorist to appear near her at a campaign rally – while a disgraced former congressman who resigned in 2006 after a teen-boy sexting scandal sat behind him and grinned from a row of VIP seats.
‘When you get those seats, you sorta know the campaign!’ Trump said, intending to put Clinton on the defensive but unwittingly boxing himself in.
At the Sunrise, Florida, rally, former Republican Rep. Mark Foley was spotted in a row behind him that was marked with a paper sign reading ‘RESERVED.’
Foley told the south Florida Sun-Sentinel at the rally that he liked ‘the energy’ of Trump’s outsider campaign for president. 
‘I’ve been a friend of Mr. Trump’s since 1987,’ the sketchy former legislator said.
This image, seen through the viewfinder of an NBC reporter's camera, shows disgraced former Florida congressman Mark Foley (smiling, left) sitting in a VIP seat behind Donald Trump on Wednesday night
This image, seen through the viewfinder of an NBC reporter’s camera, shows disgraced former Florida congressman Mark Foley (smiling, left) sitting in a VIP seat behind Donald Trump on Wednesday night
The pro-Taliban political activist Seddique Mateen, whose son Omar killed 49 people at the Pulse Nightclub, sat with a smile on his face behind Hillary Clinton on Monday night
The pro-Taliban political activist Seddique Mateen, whose son Omar killed 49 people at the Pulse Nightclub, sat with a smile on his face behind Hillary Clinton on Monday night
Foley resigned from Congress in disgrace in 2006 after he admitted sending lewd text messages to underage boys
Foley resigned from Congress in disgrace in 2006 after he admitted sending lewd text messages to underage boys
‘I’ve admired so much of what he’s done. He’s a different breed of leader and a different breed of candidate.’
The Clinton campaign was forced to disavow the support of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen’s father after he was similarly spotted in photo after photo of the Democratic candidate’s speech Monday in Kissimmee, Florida.
Seddique Mateen, whose son Omar killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub on June 12, was seen grinning as he watched the Democratic presidential nominee speak from the area behind the podium – in the same relative position where Foley was spotted two days later.
In criticizing Clinton, the GOP presidential nominee went out of his way to describe nearly the identical scenario he found himself in.
Just 24 hours earlier, Trump was telling Fox News host Sean Hannity that Clinton had an obligation to denounce Mateen.
‘She did not disavow [him],’ he said. ‘If that were me, this would be a headline all over.’
It’s unclear whether Trump knew Foley was seated in a place of honor, and the presidential nominee’s campaign did not respond to requests for comment.
Trump lectured Clinton for having the father of a terrorist in her VIP seats, likely unaware that the teen-boy-sexting Foley (bottom right) was in his own reserved-seating section
Trump lectured Clinton for having the father of a terrorist in her VIP seats, likely unaware that the teen-boy-sexting Foley (bottom right) was in his own reserved-seating section
Mateen, circled, said he was a Hillary Clinton backer but the Democrat's campaign disavowed his support on Tuesday night
Mateen, circled, said he was a Hillary Clinton backer but the Democrat’s campaign disavowed his support on Tuesday night
‘Wasn’t it terrible when the father of the animal that killed the wonderful people in Orlando was sitting with a big smile on his face right behind Hillary Clinton?’ he asked.
Trump turned around to acknowledge the people behind him, including Foley.
‘And by the way: Including a lot of the people here, how many of you people know me?’ he asked as hands shot up – including Foley’s.
‘A lot of you people know me.’
‘When you get those seats, you sorta know the campaign!’ Trump continued, referring to Mateen.
‘So when she said, “Well, we didn’t know,” he knew. They knew.’
With ’49 people killed’ in the Orlando nightclub attack, Trump fumed, ‘that guy is sitting back there. And of course he likes Hillary because Hillary won’t even say the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” Of course he likes her.’
‘He has some past!’ Trump added.
It was later revealed he was an ISIS sympathizer who had frequented the club before the attack
Omar Mateen (left and right) opened fire at the nightclub in Orlando and shot 100 people, leaving 49 people dead. He was then killed when SWAT teams stormed the venue 
Pictures show the aftermath of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Broken windows show where SWAT team entered during the standoff that lasted for hours 
Pictures show the aftermath of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Broken windows show where SWAT team entered during the standoff that lasted for hours 
Trump gave Foley $8,500 over nearly a decade, according to Federal Election Commission records. that total included $1,000 in 2006, the year the Floridian resigned in disgrace.
He admitted sexting teens who were or had been congressional pages. But he always insisted he never had sexual contact with the boys, and both FBI and Florida law enforcement investigations wrapped up without criminal charges.
In a further irony, then-House Speaker Dennis Hastert delivered the ultimatum to Foley at the time: quit or be expelled from Congress.
Hastert, it was later discovered, was hiding his own history of sexually abusing teen boys when he was a wrestling coach in Illinois.
Foley followed his resignation from Congress with a stint in alcohol rehab and later revealed that he was himself the victim of a pedophile priest when he was a boy. 
He came out as gay after his political career was over, but his sexual orientation had long been an open secret on Capitol Hill.
Mateen’s son Omar walked into the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando around 2:00 a.m. on June 12, armed with a rifle and a handgun, and began shooting at random.
He engaged in a gun battle with an off-duty police officer who was working security and then went deeper into the nightclub, killing a total of 49 innocent people.
Police raided the bar at 5:00 a.m. and rescued 30 hostages before shooting and killing Omar Mateen.

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