A disgraced teen-sexting ex-congressman sat behind Donald Trump at a rally. Then things got surreal.

Mark Foley sits behind Donald Trump at Florida rally
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At a Donald Trump rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Wednesday evening, former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) showed up early to secure a good seat behind Trump so he'd be on TV, as he had during State of the Union Addresses. Foley resigned his congressional seat under pressure in 2006, after several teenage male congressional pages came forward with sexually explicit and solicitous text messages Foley had sent them; Foley denied any contact with the teens, and the FBI investigated and filed no criminal charges. Foley sat behind Trump the entire rally, in Trump's camera shot, just as Seddique Mateen, the father of the Orlando night club shooter, had during Hillary Clinton's Florida rally two days earlier. Nate Cohn at The New York Times has a good point:

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