Hillary Clinton made a campaign stop in Kissimmee, Florida yesterday. Kissimmee is about 25 miles south of Orlando where, just two months ago, it was the site of the worst terrorist attack on this country since 9-11. Terrorist Omar Mateen killed 49 innocent victims before being taken out by police.
Clinton started her speech, not unexpectedly, by offering her condolences to the families and victims of the massacre.
“I know how many people, families, loved ones, and friends are still grieving, and we will be with you as you rebuild your lives.”
But what was unexpected and, in my opinion, unforgivable and reprehensible, look at the picture above. This is a picture of Clinton on stage at her rally. See the highlighted figure? That’s Seddique Mateen, Omar Mateen’s father!!
Now Hillary’s apologists are circling the wagons and doing damage control, saying they didn’t realize who he was. Really? I mean REALLY ? If he was in the audience I might buy that, but here he is ON STAGE!, behind Clinton. You don’t get that close to a presidential candidate without being checked out by security and the Secret Service.
It looks like Hillary, and the Democratic Party too, are as tone deaf about the “optics” of a situation as her hubby, Bill (see Bill Clinton/Loretta Lynch meeting).
This is also another example of how cavalier Hillary is about security. If she and her staff are this careless now, imagine what it’s going to be like with her as president.
Like I said, Hillary’s apologists are circling the wagons to try and spin this into a non-issue.
According to CBS News, an official with Clinton campaign said that “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.”
Uh huh. Like I said, that would be believable if he was in the crowd. Up on stage though? That one doesn’t pass the smell test.
Just the fact that he supports her should make any of you out there that are thinking of voting for her, step back and take a second look.