Clinton Campaign Responds to Attendance of Orlando Shooter’s Father at Rally

hillaryHillary Clinton‘s campaign has responded after a peculiar individual was noted to have supported her during her Monday rally.

Seddique Mateen is the controversial father of Pulse Nightclub gunman Omar Mateen, and he attended Clinton’s Florida rally yesterday to voice support for the Democratic candidate. Clinton offered tribute to the victims of the attack during her speech, and Mateen was seen cheering for her when she arrived at the subject of gun control.

As Mediaite’s Alex Griswold noted: “The seats behind presidential candidates are usually handpicked by staff to serve as the backdrop for their speech when televised or photographed.” Perhaps sensing the incoming criticism for the optics of the situation, Clinton’s camp gave a statement to ABC.

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