Ex-Congressman Who Was Caught Sending Lewd Messages to Teens is Spotted Behind Trump at Rally
Donald Trump may get a taste of his own medicine after a rally Friday in Florida.
The GOP presidential pick was mocking Hillary Clinton for an episode earlier in the week when the father of Omar Mateen, the Orlando nightclub shooter, sat behind her at a rally.
“The people behind me they're all on television. They're gonna be famous,” Trump declared. “Wasn't it terrible when the father of the animal who killed so many people in Orlando was sitting right behind Hillary with a big smile on his face?”
Trump might have wanted to look closer at the folks facing the cameras. There was disgraced former congressman Mark Foley, sitting right behind him.
The Florida congressman resigned in 2006 after he was caught sending lewd messages to male teenage congressional pages.
In one of the exchanges, Foley asked a teenage boy what he was wearing. When the page responded, Foley replied: “Love to slip them off of you!”
The ex-congressman is now 61 and works as a real estate agent in Palm Beach. He was at the rally with his 26-year-old boyfriend.
"I’ve been a friend of Mr. Trump's since 1987,” Foley told The Florida Sun Sentinel. "He’s a different breed of leader."
At the same rally, Trump upped his attacks on President Obama. He repeatedly called the Commander-In-Chief "the founder of ISIS."
“In many respects, you know, they honor President Obama. He's the founder of ISIS. He's the founder of ISIS. He's the founder. He founded ISIS,” Trump said. “I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton."