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Wasn’t it terrible, Donald Trump asked supporters at a Florida rally Wednesday night, that the father of the killer of 49 people in an Orlando nightclub “was sitting with a big smile on his face right behind Hillary Clinton” at a campaign event?

The attack turned into an embarrassing gaffe for Trump: Seated just behind him in the audience in Fort Lauderdale was former Rep. Mark Foley of Florida, a Republican who resigned after he was caught sending sexually explicit email messages to young male congressional pages.

On Monday, Seddique Mateen, whose son Omar was the Orlando terrorist, was seated in nearly the exact same spot behind Clinton at her rally in Kissimmee, Fla.

Trump tried to raise doubts about the Clinton campaign’s denial of any advance knowledge that Mateen would attend the event.

“How many of you people know me?” Trump called to the crowd behind him.

Foley and others raised their hands. “A lot of you people know know me.

“When you get those seats, you sort of know the campaign,” Trump said. “So when she said, 'Well we didn’t know' … they knew.”

Foley told the Sun Sentinel that he’d been a friend of Trump’s since 1987.

“I've admired so much of what he's done,” Foley said. “He's a different breed of leader and a different breed of candidate."

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