I’ll see your father of a mass murderer and raise you a disgraced former congressman.
The gamesmanship is getting penny-ante.
Earlier, Hillary Clinton spoke in Kissimmee, Fla., about the shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub that left 49 dead and more than 50 wounded.”I know how many people, family members, loved ones and friends are still grieving,” Clinton said.
Sitting behind her, clearly visible on camera, was Seddique Mateen, the father of the man who did the shooting.
While Donald Trump’s remarks about how “Second Amendment people” might behave warranted three stories in the morning paper, the bad Clinton optics warranted a brief.
Perhaps, the latest turn of events will get better play in the paper.
It seems Trump took the stage in a rally in Florida and made remarks about the people on the stage behind him. “The people behind me, they’re all on television, they’re gonna be famous,” Trump said. “They’re gonna be famous.”
He used this as a set up for this zinger: “And by the way, speaking of that, wasn’t it terrible when the father of the animal who killed the wonderful people in Orlando was sitting with a big smile on his face right behind Hillary Clinton?”
Sitting behind him was former Florida Rep. Mark Foley, who resigned in 2006 after being accused of sending sexually suggestive emails to congressional pages.
What comes around, goes around.