Omar Mateen, the suspect in the Orlando, Fla., nightclub shooting that left 50 dead and injured 53 more, spent time at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce and was there as recently as two days ago, Imam Shafiq Rahman told The Washington Post on Sunday.
A reporter for WPTV in Florida reported that Mateen's imam gave an unexpected statement to the media on Sunday evening.
The imam, who was not identified by name by reporter Meghan McRoberts, said if presumptive Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPelosi: Dems have 'walked the walk' but haven't 'talked the talk' Trump’s first 100 days are over — here’s what to expect in the next 100 Pelosi accidentally refers to Trump as Bush: 'I am so sorry' MORE were president, the anger would shift away from Muslims, according to a WPTV reporter.
“It would have some good effects,” the unnamed imam told WPTV.
Unexpected statement: Imam says he is "pro trump". Says if trump were in office, the anger would shift away from Muslims. @WPTV— Meghan McRoberts (@MeghanWPTV) June 12, 2016