Maybe Hillary can offer him a job with her campaign? Seddique Mateen, father of the Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, was seen sitting directly behind Clinton and cheering her on at her rally in Kissimmee, Florida. Omar Mateen killed 50 people at an Orlando nightclub in June, prompting country wide outrage and casting a light on his father’s past activities as well.
In fact, in an interview after his son’s rampage, Seddique Mateen attempted to calm the nation after the Orlando nightclub shooting, as feelings stirred that perhaps his particular religion may have an embedded intolerance towards LGBT community.
Seddique Mateen said in the interview that there is no need for anyone to take violent actions against gays while they are yet of this world, because, “God will punish those involved in homosexuality,” saying it’s, “not an issue that humans should deal with.”
Not exactly reassuring words from the father of a mass murderer who targeted the LGBT community for murder…although he did not advocate physical violence, he does believe that gays should be “punished” in the afterlife.
The supposed self proclaimed party of ‘tolerance,” the Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, certainly has appeared less tolerant this year, as their very own head of the DNC, Louis Wasserman-Shultz plotted to undermine the Bernie Sanders campaign in attempts to ensure Clinton became their nominee.
The liberal media relentlessly attacked Donald Trump’s reputation for months when David Duke, a former leader of the KKK, endorsed him. I wonder if the same media will now turn their attention to Hillary Clinton, as the Seddique Mateen has clearly lended her his support, and stated by his own words that “gays will be punished.”
No doubt Clinton’s focus groups are preparing a statement for the press…one that they can best use to spin this story in a positive light. But for now, without a carefully prepared statement, Hillary Clinton is ignoring questions from the press regarding this topic since the answers have not yet been fed to her.
The NY Post reports:
The father of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was spotted sitting behind Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally in Florida.
Seddique Mateen, whose son carried out the deadliest mass shooting in US history in June at the Pulse nightclub, looked on as Clinton began her speech on Monday in Kissimmee recalling the terror attack.
“Bill and I were in Orlando about two weeks ago, and we had a chance to sit down with Mayor Dyer, other elected officials, members of the clergy, of the brave police officers who rushed into the Pulse nightclub massacre to save lives,” Clinton said, according to a transcript released by her presidential campaign.
“I just have to tell you how grateful I am for the leadership and the people of Orlando and Central Florida for your love and compassion. And I know how many people, loved ones and friends, are still grieving. And I want them to know that we will be with you. We will be with you as you rebuild your lives, as you rebuild hope for the future, because we can’t ever let that kind of hatred and violence break the spirit, break the soul, of any place in America.”
Mateen was spotted by local affiliate NewsChannel 5 WPTV of West Palm Beach.
“We’ve been cooperating with the federal government, and that’s about it,” the father told the local station in a brief interview. “Thank you.”
In a statement to the press, the Clinton campaign said: “The rally was a 3,000-person, open-door event for the public. This individual wasn’t invited as a guest and the campaign was unaware of his attendance until after the event.”
Later, in another interview with the station, the father endorsed Clinton.
“Hillary Clinton is good for United States versus Donald Trump, who has no solutions,” the father of the gunman said.
He added: “I … wish that my son joined the Army and fought ISIS. That would be much better.”
The Clinton campaign did not respond to a request from The Post asking whether it accepted Mateen’s endorsement.