Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
Republican presidential nominee and known hatemonger, Donald Trump, took his sweet time criticizing Hillary Clinton at a rally in Sunrise, Florida, on Wednesday. The foul-mouthed billionaire slammed the former secretary of state and her campaign for allowing Seddique Mateen, the father of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, to sit behind her at a recent rally.
Ironically, while Trump was denouncing the Democratic presidential nominee for hosting Mateen, disgraced former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley was smiling up at him from behind the stage.
“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?” the former reality TV star asked the crowd— including Foley, seated directly behind him on the seats marked as “RESERVED.”
“And by the way, including a lot of the people here — how many of you people know me?” the business mogul continued as Foley beamed and raised his hand in response. “A lot of you people know me. When you get those seats you sort of know the campaign, so when she said ‘Well we didn't know,’ he knew, they knew.”
“Of course he likes Hillary because Hillary won't say the words radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump added, ignoring the fact that Mateen's father allegedly had no knowledge of his son's plot to kill all those people at the LGBT nightclub in Florida.
Disgraced former FL congressman Mark Foley is sitting behind Trump tonight in Sunshine. pic.twitter.com/7WkiElk48E— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) August 11, 2016
Former Florida Rep. Mark Foley resigned from his position in 2006 amid allegations that he sent sexually explicit messages and emails to teenage boys who either had worked or were working as congressional pages at the time.
Meanwhile, the ex-congressman really enjoyed his time at the rally.
“I like the energy,” Foley told Sun Sentinel later. “I've been a friend of Mr. Trump's since 1987. I've admired so much of what he's done. He's a different breed of leader and a different reed of candidate.”
He also said he got the seat by arriving early at the event.
However, the irony does not stop here.
Note: Mark Foley's only tweet in the last week was about Seddique Mateen being onstage at Hillary's rally. pic.twitter.com/L0QRwO7tGO— Josh Barro (@jbarro) August 11, 2016
Clinton camp, on Tuesday, released a statement disavowing Seddique Mateen's support.
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