Not that it matters, they’ll still be voting for Grandma.
Pulse survivors Jacobi Ceballo and Christopher Hansen had no idea they were in the same room as the father of shooter Omar Mateen until hours after a Monday rally for Hillary Clinton ended in Kissimmee.
“I opened up my Facebook and it was the first thing I saw,” Hansen said. “I was like, ‘Oh!'”
But Ceballo wasn’t only surprised, he was angry.
“I’m outraged,” he said. “For him to come back to Orlando, where his son created devastation, was also mind-blowing. If I would have known that, I would have not come.”
Ceballo attended the rally as a “plus one” guest with Hansen, who was contacted and invited by someone whom he presumed was from the Clinton campaign. Afterward, the two went backstage, met Clinton and took pictures with her, holding a sign with her new campaign message, “Standing Together.”
But Ceballo is now questioning the slogan, wondering how the Clinton campaign didn’t notice that Mateen’s father was allowed to be in the center of the crowd behind the podium at which Clinton stood and addressed the Pulse massacre that left 49 dead and 53 others injured.
“I know how many people, family members, loved ones and friends are still grieving,” Clinton said during the rally.
“Hillary has been supporting the LGBT community, she’s been to Pulse, you know? To find out (Mateen’s father) was there, it’s really disappointing,” Ceballo said. “I’m not happy about it at all. I feel, like, let down.”
Campaign spokesman Nick Merrill released a statement Wednesday, saying, “(Clinton) disagrees with his views and disavows (Mateen’s) support.”
It’s quite obvious Mateen was invited, but the story is mostly dead because Trump said something stupid to distract attention, as he does every time there’s bad Clinton news. So the storie’s deader than Trump’s chances to win in November. Nothing matters and we’re going to have an obvious criminal in the White House.