FLORIDA: Disgraced Homocon Former Congressman Mark Foley Sits Behind Trump At Rally [VIDEO]

NBC News reports:

Donald Trump on Wednesday night admonished Hillary Clinton for having the father of the Orlando shooter seated behind her at a recent campaign rally.

“Wasn’t it terrible?” Trump asked, that Seddique Mateen was “sitting with a big smile on his face right behind Hillary Clinton … When you get those seats, you sort of know the campaign.”

But as he said those words, disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley smiled up at him from behind the stage.

Foley, a Republican who represented southern Florida, was forced to resign his seat in September 2006 in the wake of allegations that he sent sent suggestive emails and instant messages to congressional pages. The former congressman shared Trump’s camera shot, with a smile, for the entirety of the hour-long rally.

The candidate himself turned around multiple times, once during the Mateen riff against Clinton, asking the attendees seated behind him, “How many of you people know me? A lot of people know me.” Foley, among others, raised his hand and waved in response.

Foley told NBC News’ Thomas Roberts immediately after the rally via text message that “yes” he is a Trump supporter. “He’s been a friend of mine for 30 years and one of my biggest contributors,” Foley wrote.

You may recall that when the Foley scandal broke, Fox News repeatedly identified him as a Democrat. Foley’s messages with underage male congressional pages reportedly included requests for them to measure their penis for him.

  • bkmn

    Must be a page or two on Trump’s team.

  • JT

    I think that’s Milo kneeling between his legs.

    • Butch

      Searching, desperately searching…..

    • Acronym Jim

      Somebody tell Milo that Foley keeps his cash in his shoe.

  • ColdDesert

    Will Foley take a page from the Trump campaign?

    • Todd20036

      I don’t always see. But when I do, I see what you did there.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Well done sir!

      • Acronym Jim

        All hail Lord Vetinari.

        • Mariarohara3

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    • Ninja0980

      Groooannnn.

    • Phil2u

      HA HA HA. Pages are turning now.

    • Robincho

      He’s bringing a page TO it…

    • bluegreg

      LOL, but his current boytoy is seated directly to his left. Blue Blazer and light blue shirt.

    • Gerry Fisher

      [groan]

    • WebSlinger
    • Acronym Jim

      It looks like Foley is hiring his own pages these days. Either that or he has a “ghost writer” who delivers his pages to him indirectly.

  • Todd20036

    And the shooter’s father was never actually invited, but Foley was.
    Honestly, I don’t think GOPers can go 10 minutes without contradicting themselves.

    • Dramphooey

      Sitting behind the candidate is a primo seat. I tend to think they’d save these spots for special friends. Quite a difference from a nut who shows up with a sign.

      • Rich

        To be fair (?), the “nutjob with a sign” also had a primo seat behind Hillary…

        • TuuxKabin

          Also to be fair, I hope, Hillary’s rally was open to the public, Mr. Marteen was not invited.

  • Texndoc

    So basically he just admitted the goofs who rise to their feet behind him applauding are just staffers. As if we didn’t know.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    What a sad pathetic queen.

    • David Walker

      She ain’t aged well. On the other hand, her taste in escorts seems intact.

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        Omg I didn’t even see that. Look, I’m not gonna dog a girl for getting her $, but have some dignity, man! His “date” is like “I thought this bitch was going to take me to a nice dinner, and he takes me to a motherfucking Trump rally!?!? “.

    • Hue-Man

      And Foley’s no great shakes!

  • Dramphooey

    I have no doubts Mark Foley fits in well with the Trump homocons judging by the creepy posters at their Cleveland rally.

    • bambinoitaliano

      He want the twinks from LCR to sit on his laps.

      • TuuxKabin

        And chins.

      • TuuxKabin

        Love the new avatar, you’re the cat’s paws!

  • Ninja0980

    He’s a long time friend and donor to Trump.
    Maybe those NAMBLA rumors are true after all.

    • OdieDenCO

      not rumors. confirmed fact. I read it on the internet. /s

      • Todd20036

        Well, Trump sure likes to hang with NAMBLA members

        • Traxley Launderette

          That’s what I hear. Sad.

        • B Snow

          Eww!!!! I see what you did there, and ewwww!!!

    • bambinoitaliano

      He is a Trump gold card carrying member.

  • Wait, this is for real? I saw this on twitter this morning and thought it was a joke!

    • Ninja0980

      Yes it’s real.
      Just when you think Trump can’t out stupid himself, he proves us all wrong.

    • bambinoitaliano

      When it comes to Trump news, I use to treat it like National Enquirer but now I have to treat it as legitimate news until someone debunk them.

    • The_Wretched

      When people were OT commenting yesterday that the tangerine shitgibbon said Obama and Clinton founded ISIS, I had to go check it to see if it was a joke or not. At this point, it’s getting ridiculously hard to tell the difference between extreme satire and Trumps actual statements.

      • We’re well on the other side of Poe’s law now. With Michelle Bachmann and others I think “Did she actually say that?” But lately with Trump I read the latest on twitter and think, “Surely not. That’s over the top even for him.” And yet, no. He’s far beyond any ability to satirize. I think he may have just broken western civilization.

  • delk

    …reportedly included requests for them to measure their penis for him.

    Reportedly?!? LOL
    You know he probably had a macro that typed that phrase for him with one keystroke.

  • David F.

    This is to all the asshole pundits who were bitching about Mateen – where’s Donnie Little Hand’s disavowal of Foley?

  • John Calendo

    Underaged? As I remember, all the pages were of legal age, as per the standard in D.C. And honest, Foley in the audience is nothing compared to the Hillary-shooter’s father thing…that was outrageous! How did the shooter-father get into the select group that sits behind the candidate, nodding and cheering along? I love the suggestion that he was a Trump plant. What a scandal that would be.

    Still, Foley is not a monster. He was a handsy gay congressman, in the closet but not in his private life, only professionally, and yes a GOP hypocrite voting down gay rights measures to keep his base happy. In other words, an asshole, but not the corruptor of young interns that these new reports suggest.

    As I recall, the boys were willing, or at least self-identified as gay. The so-called “underage interns” were very young — as they say, “barely legal.” But they were legal.

    Does anyone have contrary info on this?

    • JustSayin’
    • Chris

      Well yes since everything you said ther is wrong.
      The pages were 16 and 17,Thousands of new sources online can verify.
      Yes, Foley is a monster.
      Mateens father was not invited and it was a public rally. The invitation he received was an e-mail blast sent to everyone. Period.
      If you are going to lie, at least make it something that can’t be checked in about 15 seconds.

      • BobSF_94117

        Adults who hit on legal-age late teens are not “monsters”. Adults who rape three-year-olds are monsters.

      • John Calendo

        Not lying. Just remembering. I think there was something about the ages of the interns being a legal age in D.C. Never said shooter’s father was invited. I know he responded to an email blast.

        Jeesh, what’s your problem guy. I’m a Hillary supporter. And right now she’s crushing Trump big time. No need to be so defensive!

        And as for Foley: People are not monsters, for Chirssake! Some are just more flawed than others. As Marlene Dietrich says of Orson Welles at the end of ‘Touch of Evil: “What does it matter what you say about people…He was some kind of man.”

        • Ray Butlers

          If you’re supportive, quit picking fights with your allies over minutiae. You asked for additional and information and it was provided to you.

          • John Calendo

            LEGAL AGE IN D.C., from the Wikipedia page “Mark Foley Scandal”

            “In the vast majority of states of the United States, the overall age of majority is either 18 years of age or higher. However, age of majority for sex is almost always lower than the overall age of majority, and varies by state (it is 16 in the District of Columbia and 16-17 in more than 40 other states).”

    • justmeeeee

      They were not necessarily gay. Read the transcripts and read interviews. They were poor kids trying to appease an overly aggressive lech who could make or break them.

      • John Calendo

        I don’t think “poor kids” get to be Congressional pages. They’re usually the children of donors or highly placed volunteers.

        • bluegreg

          He was most certainly in the closet in his private live in Palm Beach County, FL.

        • Ray Butlers

          Give it a rest. They were being harassed. No need to make it sound not so bad.

        • justmeeeee

          Oh Mary, please. Not that kind of poor. If Mark Foley hit on you, I’d call you “poor” too.

          • John Calendo

            Writing clearly is a skill that used to be taught in schools. Pity.

          • justmeeeee

            …and an extensive vocabulary and appreciation of sarcasm that must be gleaned from context disappeared eons ago (in your case, at least). Jeezy peezy.

          • John Calendo

            Is “poor” a particularly erudite word for you, Mr. Rickles? Loaded with yucks is it? And what of “Oh Mary, please”? That too, after a fashion, is called sarcasm. And so it is, when marking on a very steep, very indulgent curve.

          • justmeeeee

            blow me, bitch

          • John Calendo

            Sarcasm…or irony?

          • MattM

            Nobody will ever blow you for free.

    • pj

      foley should have been investigated instead he was allowed to leave town without consequences. he shouldnt have had any kind of sexual contact with those boys and i for one am sure he did. no parent of a boy in that situation would have approved even if their son was legal age. its digusting that the whole thing was swept under the rug by hastert. fucking republicans

      • The_Wretched

        Weeeellllll, Hastert has his own issues with going after boys. It’s not surprising he was sympathetic to Foley.

      • John Calendo

        The whole point about being of legal age is that your parents don’t have any say over your actions. Parents are no longer culpable for the actions or choices of their grown children.

        • pj

          as a gay man if i sent my teenager to congress to work as a page i would expect them to be respected by the members of congress. to suggest that because they are legal age that they should have to deal with a much older closet case trying to seduce them. how many teenagers did foley actually fuck. we will never know now will we. none of it should have happened. foley was a sexual predator who got away with it because he was being protected by another sexual predator…denny hastert. the whole thing is disgusting.

    • Ray Butlers

      Those young men were his subordinates. He was sexually harassing them.

      • Beagle

        Absolutely. Regardless of their ages, he had authority over them. That alone puts his actions over the line.

  • SoCalGal20
    • Traxley Launderette

      There is no bottom to this barrel. He really will call for armed insurrection. I’m not joking. Monday’s speech in Detroit is probably the last time the GOP tries to reel him in. He’s incorrigible.

      Listened to an interview on NPR this morning with Trump voters in south Florida. Wow. Anyone with the dimmest gleam of sanity has left his base, it seems, and he’s now rallied the worst of the worst. And it’s not just this interview that suggests it to me. Watching the re actions at this week’s rallies shows me he’s distilled all the hate into a viscious mob.

      • SoCalGal20

        He has such a twisted view of reality and what truth is. That WaPo article about his 2007 deposition puts all this weird shit he claims into perspective.

        As for the gullible, stupid, desperate, and/or hateful people that buy it, they’re a lost cause.

    • John Calendo

      LOVE THIS!

    • Todd20036

      Trumping.

    • John Calendo

      TRUMP-TASTIC!

    • Acronym Jim

      Reverse twisted triple-axle?

    • kaydenpat

      So Hewitt is trying to play Trump Whisperer now? Will not work. There is no pivot for Trump.

    • JCF
  • Guy Johnson

    Can we stop calling him a “homocon”? He is, at worst, a sexual predator and, at the very least, a hypocrite.

    • kaydenpat

      True.

    • Kruhn

      Thank you. My thoughts exactly.

  • Gerry Fisher

    What-evs. Mind going over your resume and explaining why you think you’re qualified to be president, leader of the free world? Got specific policy recommendations? No?!

  • HZ81

    Just the fucking best after what’s his face showed up at Hillary’s. Oddly, not such a big story to our media as the former was. Go figure.

  • Bluebear

    Bo, dude.

  • Acronym Jim

    I love how when tRump was talked about how Mateen “sat behind Hillary Clinton with a big smile on his face,” he actually pointed toward Foley sitting behind him with a big smile on his face.

    Is Jerry Seinfeld tRump’s secret campaign manager?

    • kaydenpat

      Trump’s campaign has officially become a farce.

  • greenmanTN

    At this point I’d say “Disgraced Republican Nominee Trump Stands in Front of Mark Foley!”

    • JCF

      I suspect Foley would prefer to be “in front of”.

  • blast. laugh.

  • Paul Forsyth

    A lot of people are saying that there might be a fire in this crowded theatre. I don’t know I’m just saying what people are talking about.

  • kaydenpat

    This is so ironic given how Trump’s campaign made such a huge fuss about Omar Mateen’s attendance at Secretary Clinton’s rally.

    God don’t like ugly!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    So let’s review:

    Hillary had the misfortune of having the father of a terrorist sitting behind her, without her knowledge; whereas Donald had an actual republican perv sitting behind him and he was probably invited.

    Hmmmmm

  • And the Trump – NAMBLA connection only deepens… When is Donald Trump going to address the #Manypeoplearesaying allegations that he’s been receiving donations from NAMBLA?

  • James

    Never mind him, look at that one black guy in the green shirt.

  • andrew

    What goes around comes around.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    There’s an old Spanish saying, and I think one of the DNC speakers quoted it. Dime con quien andas y te diré quien eres (“Tell me who you hang around with and I’ll tell you who you are”).

    Still, anyone can turn up at a rally, like Mateen’s father did recently. But don’t the campaigns usually carefully select who gets to sit right behind the candidate (and therefore be on camera) at these things?