Wednesday night, Donald Trump held a speech in a church from Flint, Michigan, and, like expected, part of his discourse was supposed to be dedicated to attacking Hillary Clinton. However, the Republican was interrupted by the pastor, who asked him to avoid launching attacks at his rival.
The speech wasn’t about attacking other candidates
“Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us for what we’ve done in Flint, not give a political speech,” Rev. Faith Green Timmons of the Bethel United Methodist Church told the businessman.
“OK. That’s good. Then I’m going back onto Flint, OK? Flint’s pain is a result of so many different failures,” Donald Trump continued.
Before being interrupted, he had begun launching attacks at Hillary Clinton, claiming that she supports free trade agreements, one of the main causes behind Flint’s current economic issues, says CNN.
“Hillary failed on the economy. Just like she’s failed on foreign policy. Everything she touched didn’t work out. Nothing. Now Hillary Clinton –,” Trump said before being noticed to stop the attacks.
Trump forgot the purpose of the meeting
Of course, Pastor Timmons’ interruption was the correct thing to do, as, according to a statement provided at yesterday’s event, it was clearly mentioned that the church welcomes all people. “This public event is open to all and today Donald Trump came to observe. Trump’s presence at Bethel United Methodist in no way represents an endorsement of his candidacy,” she had said, justifying the interruption.
This wasn’t the only time when Donald Trump went through an awkward moment during Wednesday’s visit in Flint, an attempt to appeal black voters. One woman also interrupted him, saying that he discriminated against black tenants, making a reference to a 1973 lawsuit against Trump and his father’s landlord practices in New York City, while another heckler accused him of calling black people “lazy” in the past.