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Omar Mateen’s Father Spotted at Hillary Clinton Rally

Seddique Mateen, father of the man who shot and killed 49 clubgoers in June at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub, was spotted behind Hillary Clinton during her Monday evening rally in Kissimmee, Florida. Local TV station WPTV spoke with Mateen after the rally, and he said that he believes “Hillary Clinton is good for United States versus Donald Trump, who has no solutions.” Additionally, he said he “wish[es] that my son joined the Army and fought ISIS. That would be much better.” Asked whether Clinton’s advance team knew he’d be at the event and seated behind her podium, Mateen simply replied, “It’s a Democratic Party, so everyone can join.”