- Dec 15, 2009
- Reaction score
- NW USA
- Political Leaning
Foley told the Sun-Sentinel that he liked "the energy" of Trump's campaign.
"I've been a friend of Mr. Trump's since 1987. I've admired so much of what he's done. He's a different breed of leader and a different reed of candidate," he said at the rally.
He said he thinks Trump will get votes in South Florida, noting it "is a pretty hospitable area for Trump."
Foley reportedly got his seat right behind the GOP nominee by arriving early to the event.
Foley has previously attended Trump campaign events. He is shown in a picture in the Palm Beach Post greeting supporters before the GOP nominee was scheduled to speak at his Mar-a-Lago resort in March.
Earlier this week, the father of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen attended a campaign rally for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Florida, sparking outcry from Trump and his allies. Seddique Mateen called Clinton "good for the United States" and said Trump has "no solutions."
Ok, what is going on? Were these two men planted by the opposing teams? We all know that political camps will make certain to have an Asian and Black American staged behind them but this is a little too much to think anyone would want these two's endorsement.
Former Florida Rep. Mark Foley sits behind Trump at rally | TheHill