Maybe Cher was on to something when she suggested Donald Trump might have been somehow responsible for making sure Seddique Mateen, the father of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, was clearly visible behind Hillary Clinton at her campaign rally in Kissimmee, Fla., Monday night.
It would only make sense, then, that Hillary Clinton’s camp decided to retaliate by seeing to it that disgraced former congressman Mark Foley was clearly visible behind Donald Trump as he spoke at a rally in Fort Lauderdale Wednesday night.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 11, 2016
2 days after terrorist's dad sits behind Clinton, alleged sex-predator/former Rep sits behind Trump. Because Florida https://t.co/hecZzj2dcH
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) August 10, 2016
Trump hitting at Clinton for allowing Seddique Mateen into her rally while Mark Foley sits behind him. pic.twitter.com/tSgJaZ8A6v
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 11, 2016
"The people behind me are on television, they're gonna be famous" – Trump says with Mark Foley behind him.
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) August 11, 2016
Pretty sure Foley already was https://t.co/6Y8m6kAIQu
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 11, 2016
Foley resigned from Congress in 2006 after a scandal involving sexually suggestive instant messages and emails sent to teenage boys.
Disgraced ex-Rep. Mark Foley, who sent sexually explicit text messages to teenage boys, is seated in the stands behind @realDonaldTrump
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) August 11, 2016
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) August 11, 2016
This would not be a good time for Trump to make a big deal about Mateen being seated behind Hillary Clinton. So of course he did.
And now Trump mocks that Omar Mateen's father was behind Clinton in Kissimmee rally. "They knew!" https://t.co/xXXtITHZwi
— Patricia Mazzei (@PatriciaMazzei) August 11, 2016
A) It's hilarious Trump is saying this with Mark Foley behind him
B) This whole attendee "optics" thing is weak https://t.co/ssqYmD08CB
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) August 11, 2016
I can see it now every single event for both candidates is going to be catch the shocking person in the background https://t.co/NOmtCf9nGn
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) August 11, 2016
Trump: "When you get those seats [behind the candidate] you sort of know the campaign..she knew"
Seated behind Trump: former Rep. Mark Foley
— Rebecca Sinderbrand (@sinderbrand) August 11, 2016
Trump on Orlando shooter's father at Clinton rally: "When you get those seats, you sort of know the campaign"
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) August 11, 2016
Not an unfair observation at all:
@MarcACaputo An alleged sex-predator/Former POTUS stands next 2 Hillary almost every day
— Dancing Queen ♕ (@TheAngieNC2) August 11, 2016
Which is worse: Mark Foley riding the Trump Train, or Bill Clinton flying the Lolita Express?