Donald Trump Attacks African American Pastor Who Cut Off His Political Attacks

Monday, 19 Sep, 2016

Donald Trump, a dry creek bed mysteriously studded with dog turds, visited Flint, Michigan on Wednesday, stopping by a local church where he was supposed to express some kind of sympathy for the city's ongoing, disastrous water crisis.

A pastor interrupted Donald Trump during a speech at a church in Flint, Michigan, telling him to stop attacking Hillary Clinton, so he did and switched gears to the city's infamous water crisis.

Things got worse and awkward thereafter, as the church's pastor interrupted Trump's speech to rebuke him for needling Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

"Sixty days before the election, he's obviously just trying to get a little publicity stunt, so he can get an extra couple of followers, an extra couple of people to vote for him", she said. Another person pointed to Trump's multiple corporate bankruptcies and questioned the wisdom of casting a ballot for him.

"Now I understand there are going to be some people in these communities who aren't planning on voting for me, and that's OK", he said. She says Trump had agreed to center his remarks around Flint, rather than make his normal stump speech. She issued a statement on her Facebook page saying that neither Trump nor his staff had reached out since the crisis was declared an emergency. The fact that he would question her intentions is beyond acceptable.

"But she was so nervous".

"Something was up because I noticed she was so nervous when she introduced me".

Asked about the embarrassing rebuke that went viral on Fox News Thursday morning, Trump showed considerably less tact than he had displayed in front of the reverend.

Citing the pastor's Facebook post, co-host Steve Doocy asked Trump if he believed he was set-up by the historically black church.

"No, I never would, never would", Trump replied. "Now cars are made in Mexico and you can't drink the water in Flint".

Clearly, "something was up", Trump told Fox and Friends on Thursday, when Timmons introduced the real-estate billionaire during his two-hour visit with the church, part of his recent attempt to win over black voters. Then she came up.

"Okay. That's good. And I'm going to go back onto Flint", Trump answered. Clinton said he's failed to "even meet the most minimalistic standards" for disclosure.

Trump had begun criticizing Clinton's record as secretary of state during his remarks to the congregation when Timmons interjected.

"Oh, oh, OK, OK, OK, that's good", Trump said.