VIDEO: Father of Orlando Gunman Attends Clinton Rally As Hillary Pays Tribute Pulse Victims
By FOX NEWS // August 9, 2016
Mateen claimed he had been “invited”
ABOVE VIDEO: Father of Omar Mateen is seen in attendance smiling and taking pictures at a Hillary Clinton rally in Kissimmee, Florida as Clinton discussed the Pulse Orlando shooting.
(FOX NEWS) – The backdrop at Hillary Clinton’s Orlando-area rally couldn’t get much stranger.
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.”
Though Mateen claimed he had been “invited” to the Kissimmee, Fla., rally outside of Orlando, he also suggested the invitation may have come in the form of a mass email.