Addressing the issues being faced by the people of Flint, Trump said the problems in the city goes well beyond just water.
GREENSBORO, North Carolina – Donald Trump branded a United States pastor a “nervous mess” Thursday a day after she shut him down as he criticized White House rival Hillary Clinton, prompting a sharp rebuke from the Democratic nominee.
“Oh, okay, that’s good”. “I am pleased the Senate came together to pass this bipartisan, fully paid-for legislation to provide much-needed support for Flint families”.
Watch the exchange below. He told the hosts “something was up”. “Now I want to hear what [Mr Trump] has to say”. The bill also allows MI to forgive Flint’s debts on loans it received before this year and authorizes more than $1 billion in loans for water-infrastructure improvements in communities across the country.
But he said that “something was up” with the Rev. Timmons.
“Okay. That’s good then, I’m going back to Flint”, Trump said. Her uncomfortable facial expressions were quickly noticed by the internet when her photograph with the Republican presidential candidate appeared in social media.
According to Pastor Chris Martin, of Cathedral of Faith Ministries, Timmons is relatively new to the city and other pastors had rejected the idea of a Trump visit to their churches and weren’t pleased with her decision to welcome him.
Those present at the event have contradicted his version of events, and have stated that an audience chant of “let him speak” did not occur. What actually happened was that several people in the crowd started heckling Donald Trump, started asking him pointed questions about his track record as a landlord, whether he racially discriminated. Let him speak.’ You can watch the full, raw clip here on the FOX 2 Detroit YouTube page.
And that’s when Timmons – who Trump said Thursday had planned to ambush him – stepped in to defend Trump, saying the Republican nominee was ‘a guest of my church, and you will respect him’.
Of course Trump’s feelings were a little hurt, so he ran to Fox News to slam the pastor for interrupting his speech. His whole speech didn’t last longer than 6 minutes.
“I wanted him to see the best of Flint in the sense that we’re an educated congregation”, she said.
Rev. Timmons has also taken to Facebook to share her thoughts on the situation.
The bill gives $220 million in emergency funding for Flint and other communities with declared emergencies related to leaded-drinking water.
“I used the expression, ‘What do you have to lose?” I’m going to go back.
Trump insisted on Fox that those at the church had been welcoming.