It only took one sentence for a Flint, Michigan, pastor to shut down what she deemed as inappropriate comments from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump yesterday (September 14).
Per a letter released by Rev. Faith Green Timmons earlier in the day, Trump was visiting during an open event at Bethel United Methodist Church. In the letter, she made it clear that welcoming him into the church “in no way represents an endorsement of his candidacy” and that she hoped the event would remind people of the water crisis that is still impacting her city and serve as an “example of a faithful, intelligent, historically African-American congregation at work.”
Trump stops by Bethel United Methodist in Flint, where minister makes it clear "this in no way" is an endorsement. pic.twitter.com/SWiSVUEvpl
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 14, 2016
But when Trump used his time at the mic to make negative remarks about opponent Hillary Clinton, Green Timmons promptly cut him off: “Mr. Trump, we invited you here to thank us for what we’ve done in Flint, not to give a political speech.”
The audience clapped. Trump said, “Oh, oh, oh, okay. Okay. Okay. That’s good,” then grinned at the crowd.
Watch the exchange below.
Here’s the Pastor at the church in Flint, MI asking Trump to refrain from attacking @HillaryClinton in his remarks: https://t.co/ps7LyQ8iF7
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 14, 2016