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Orlando gunman Omar Mateen reportedly supported Hillary Clinton in the election race because he did not want to see Donald Trump in the White House.
A friend of the terrorist, Mohammed Malik, discussed Mateen’s support for the presumptive Democratic nominee in a Washington Post essay this week.
“We talked about the presidential election and debated our views of the candidates that were running – he liked Hillary Clinton and I liked Bernie Sanders. This banter continued through texts and phone calls for several months. My last conversation with Omar was by phone in mid-May. He called me while he was at the beach with his son to tell me about a vacation he’d taken with his father to Orlando the previous weekend. He’d been impressed by the local mosque.”
Malik revealed how he tried to tip-off the FBI about his friend who pledged allegiance to ISIS and slaughtered 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando on June 12.
NBC News followed up with an interview of Malik Tuesday in which he related why Mateen was a Clinton supporter.
“Mateen told him he liked Hillary Clinton because he wanted a candidate who could beat Donald Trump in November,” NBC reported.
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