UPDATED with response from a Clinton campaign official below
Donald Trump, who drew large crowds in Daytona Beach and Jacksonville last week, returns to Florida for rallies Wednesday in Sunrise and Thursday in Kissimmee.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton held a Kissimmee rally Monday night that drew about 3,000 people — including Seddique Mateen, the father of the St. Lucie County jihadist who killed 49 people at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in June.
“Hillary Clinton is good for United States versus Donald Trump, who has no solutions,” Mateen told WPTV’s Tory Dunnan. He also unfurled what appeared to be a home-made sign supporting Clinton, calling her “Good for National Security” and citing “Gun Control Laws.”
The Clinton campaign says it didn’t know Mateen was attending.
“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,” a campaign official said.
Clinton is wrapping up a two-day Florida tour with a visit to Miami today.
Trump has scheduled rallies for Wednesday evening at the BB&T Center in Sunrise and Thursday at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee.