Campaign Plays Down Appearance at Clinton Rally by Orlando Nightclub Shooter’s Father

August 9, 2016 1:42 PM

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Campaign Plays Down Appearance at Clinton Rally by Orlando Nightclub Shooter’s Father

The shooter’s father, Seddique Mateen, was spotted by a local television affiliate at the rally in Kissimmee, Fla., about 20 miles south of Orlando. He was positioned behind Mrs. Clinton as she spoke.

Asked by the affiliate, WPTV, whether the campaign knew he would attend the rally, Mr. Mateen said, “It’s a Democratic party, so everyone can join.”

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