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Pastor Stops Trump When He Begins Bashing Clinton from Pulpit

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Sep 15
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recently spoke at a church in Flint, Michigan, but was interrupted by the church’s pastor when he began bashing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. reports that Trump was in Flint to talk about the issues the city is facing. He also didn’t waste an opportunity to criticize his rival.

“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 began before Rev. Timmons of Bethel United Methodist Church interrupted him.

"Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us for what we've done in Flint, not give a political speech,” she said.

Trump responded, “OK. That’s good. Then I’m going back onto Flint, OK?”

But the pastor wasn’t done acting as arbitrator. Some moments later, someone in the predominantly African-American crowd said that Trump “discriminated against black tenants,” to which the pastor replied, “This is my church and you will respect him.”

Rev. Timmons also issued a statement saying, "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.”

Publication date: September 15, 2016