Hillary Clinton really stepped in it yesterday. At a campaign event in Florida, she was speaking about the victims of the Pulse Nightclub attack as the shooter’s father was sitting in the audience right behind her.
NBC News in Florida reported:
Orlando shooter’s father attends Hillary Clinton rally in Kissimmee
Hillary Clinton spoke to a crowd in Kissimmee, just south of Orlando. She was supposed to be talking jobs, but started the speech off paying tribute to those affected by the Pulse Nightclub shooting.
“I know how many people, families, loved ones, and friends are still grieving, and we will be with you as you rebuild your lives.”
WPTV happened to notice the man, who has a mustache and was wearing a red hat, behind Clinton. It was Seddique Mateen, the father of Orlando mass shooter Omar Mateen.
Watch the video:
Hillary sends condolences to families of Orlando terrorist attack with terrorist's father grinning right behind her. pic.twitter.com/cyREhLAx0t
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) August 9, 2016
Hillary’s campaign was forced to respond:
Clinton campaign spox @nickmerrill says of Seddeque Matteen at rally: "Hillary Clinton disagrees with his views and disavows his support."
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 10, 2016
What an embarrassment.