Pastor Rebukes Trump During Flint Speech

She interrupted after he mentioned Clinton
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2016 12:57 AM CDT

(Newser) – Donald Trump is in charge at Trump Tower but the Rev. Faith Green Timmons is the boss at Flint's Bethel United Methodist Church, the candidate discovered Wednesday. The pastor walked onto the stage and interrupted Trump mid-speech after he started attacking Hillary Clinton's record on the economy and foreign policy, Politico reports. "Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us for what we've done in Flint," she said. "Not to give a political speech." "Oh, OK, that's good," Trump replied, per the Detroit News. "Then I'm going back on Flint," he said, switching over to talk about the Michigan city's water crisis.

After the pastor's interruption, others in the crowd of 60 or so heckled Trump, including a woman who accused him of discriminating against black tenants, until Timmons asked them to "respect him" as a guest of the church. The AP reports that Trump, who spent 15 minutes touring a water plant before speaking at the black church, ended up finishing his speech abruptly after around six minutes. During his remarks, he addressed the news that Ford is moving small-car production from Michigan to Mexico. "It used to be cars were made in Flint and you couldn't drink the water in Mexico," he said. "Now the cars are made in Mexico, and you can't drink the water in Flint. That's not good." (Read more Donald Trump stories.)

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