Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday said Hillary Clinton's "soft stance on Islamic terrorism" is why the father of the Orlando nightclub shooter was at her Florida rally.
When asked about his attendance, Mateen told WPTV: "Clinton is good for the United States, versus Donald Trump, who has no solutions".
Her campaign earlier in the day sought to play down the support from Seddique Mateen, whose son was responsible for the Pulse nightclub massacre in June that killed 49. He was killed by law enforcement officers following a three-hour standoff. A viral video that has been shared on YouTube captured Omar Mateen's father sitting in a crowd of at least 3,000 Hillary Clinton supporters at the rally in Kissimmee on Monday evening.
Clinton, on a trip through the crucial swing state, opened her speech with a tribute to the 49 people who lost their lives in Orlando.
When the Clinton camp was made aware of his presence, they released a statement that denied that they invited Mateen to the event.
Here's one endorsement you likely won't see during Hillary Clinton's campaign ads.
Throughout her remarks, Seddique Mateen was visible behind Clinton in a bank of seats behind the candidate.
"The first thing I want to say is that club should have had good security", the Afghani immigrant told Sky News. "I love the United States, and I've been living here a long time", he said.
NBC affiliate WPTV caught up with Mateen in the parking lot following the rally to find out why he was at the event, and what he thought about Clinton's comments.
You know, for once we don't doubt that Clinton's campaign is telling the truth ... but imagine for a moment that a character like this showed up at a Donald Trump rally?
"We've been cooperating with the federal government, and that's about it", he said. The elder Mateen has previously expressed support for the Taliban.
The article affirmatively asserted that Mateen's presence was due to the fact that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Florida had invited him to attend the event but did not document that such an invitation had been extended to him.
Chancellor Katehi advised President Napolitano that there were "no issues" related to the employment of her family members. According to President Napolitano, University officials are now beginning a nationwide search for a new chancellor.
Workers are demanding an increase of between 8.5 and 10 percent while Eskom is standing firm at a 7 precent increase. Eskom spokesman, Khulu Phasiwe reiterated Eskom's stance that all employees are prohibited by law from striking.
Moeen, who grew up near Edgbaston , struck 19 runs in the first over of Sunday's play from Yasir, including two successive sixes. Their concerted attack afforded England another 15 minutes to put Pakistan out of their misery before a late tea was taken.
Andy Murray remains on course to defend his Olympic title after easing past Juan Monaco 6-3 6-1 in the second round in Rio. The top two seeded teams are from France: Caroline Garcia-Nicolas Mahut and Kristina Mladenovic-Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
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But if Ebron is out for a while, it could really hamper the Lions offense at a time when Ebron appeared to be breaking out. General manager Bob Quinn simply stated that injuries happen in the NFL. "You hope they don't, but sometimes they do".
According to NJ.com, the filings show that Renna deleted the texts after the New Jersey state legislature began issuing subpoenas. Kelly stands trial next month in federal court on Bridgegate charges alongside Baroni, the former Port Authority official.
Vail Resorts says it will integrate its Epic Season Pass and other pass products into Whistler for the 2017-18 winter season. March 1997 - Whistler Mountain Ski Corp., the owner of Whistler, and Blackcomb owner Intrawest Corp. merge.
Police have confirmed that Finnigan Danne, a missing 12-year-old boy that prompted an Amber Alert, has been found deceased. There were concerns because the boy suffered from a neuromuscular disorder and had limited mobility without a wheelchair.
One of the mothers returned to her home country with her baby while the other remains in the state, health officials said . Health officials have begun collecting mosquitoes throughout southeastern Wisconsin in search of the Zika virus .
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Pervez Masi, who was injured by pieces of flying glass, said the blast was so powerful that "we didn't know what had happened". Quetta and the rest of Baluchistan province, which borders Afghanistan and Iran, have always been plagued by insurgency.
Amiri's case indirectly found its way back into the spotlight in the U.S. past year with the release of emails sent by U.S. However US officials at the time said Amiri had defected of his own accord and provided "useful information".
Finnegan walked six (one intentionally) and struck out five. "That one was more important than a simple win". Molina started the inning with a leadoff single, but Tony Cingrani (2-4) retired the next two hitters.
King took umbrage at Efimova's finger wag during the semifinals and said she intended "to compete clean for the U.S". In the final, Silva beat Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia after two days of disappointment on the mat for Brazil.
It appears that prosecutors are considering the sentiments Copley expressed during his 911 calls as evidence of premeditation. The dispatcher asks who is outside his house, and the man says he doesn't know but there's a party at a nearby home.
But the local utility company, Georgia Power, was quick to fire back saying it was actually Delta's equipment that had failed. The company faced widespread cancellations and delays after a power failure knocked out its computer system about 2:30 a.m.
Ticket-holders for tonight's game against the Yankees will receive a more proper bobblehead at a later date. The Boston Red Sox issued a statement Tuesday cancelling their promotional night at the ballpark.
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The Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugar Loaf mountain stand as the sun rises in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Call us homers, but it was a little magical to watch Team USA enter the stadium with Michael Phelps bearing the American flag.
Becerra accused Wallace of not playing other clips of Comey's testimony that she had no knowledge of some emails being classified. TREY GOWDY (R-S.C.): Secretary Clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her e-mails either sent or received.
The Bank of England is trying to counter the shock of Britain's vote to leave the European Union in late June. US stocks are mostly higher Thursday as the market continues the small moves it's made in the last few weeks.
The 35-year-old building had been declared as "most dangerous", a release byBhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation said. The incident occurred around 8 am on Sunday, when the two-storey Mahadev Gupta building gave in and collapsed.