Donald Trump thought “something was up” when he was interrupted by a pastor as he delivered a speech in Michigan– and it turns out his instincts are right.
As the Republican presidential nominee began to criticize Hillary Clinton in his comments at Bethel United Methodist Church in Flint on Wednesday, Rev. Faith Green Timmons came on stage and scolded Trump.
“Excuse me, Trump” she said, interrupting him. “I invited you here to thank us for what we’ve done in Flint, not give a political speech.”
Trump graciously complied but thought there was something a bit odd about the pastor’s demeanor.
“Well, I was in Flint yesterday and it was a very interesting experience and got unbelievably good treatment from people, I must say, and even in that audience, the treatment was great,” he said Thursday in a phone interview on “Fox and Friends.”
“But something was up because I noticed she was so nervous when she introduced me,” Trump noted. “When she got up to introduce me she was so nervous she was shaking.”
Trump Hits Back at African-American Pastor Who Told Him Not to Deliver a Political Speech pic.twitter.com/S5OU5jcAb0
— Justin Green (@JGreenDC) September 15, 2016
Trump thought that the interruption by Timmons was probably pre-planned and said “she had that in mind, there’s no question about it.”
Fox News covered an incriminating Facebook by the pastor and called it a possible “trap for Trump.”
“Today is our day!” began the post which has since been removed.
“We have our chance to show Donald Trump that this nation is filled with intelligent, wise black citizens of integrity many of whom live right in Flint, Michigan,” she wrote. “What he will see is how we are braving a man-made catastrophe. HE WILL NOT USE US, WE will EDUCATE HIM!!!”
— DEPLORABLE DAWN (@dawnellemurray) September 15, 2016
Timmons defended her interruption of Trump, saying she believed she “represented Flint well.”
— Cameron Ridle (@CameronRidle) September 14, 2016
Of course, many wondered if Timmons would have interrupted certain prominent Democrats if they had been invited to speak at the church.
Of course, Flint, MI pastor Faith Green Timmons had NO political plan to AMBUSH Trump when she INVITED him to Flint. pic.twitter.com/5zjCvAN43F
— GretchenInOK (@GretchenInOK) September 15, 2016
“I mean, everyone plays their games. It doesn’t bother me,” Trump said on Fox.
But the incident did seem to to bother social media users who, along with those who applauded Timmons, laid down some heavy criticism of the minister.
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@GOPCatLady Well the joke is on FLINT. Too bad Trump is a builder he could have helped! She is using politics to block help for her town
— Deplorable Grams05? (@citigirl555) September 15, 2016
This is not Christ-like. Shame on you Pastor Timmons. You wouldn’t have interrupted Hillary. https://t.co/gtwByUmag1
— Yep Isaid (@isaidit1970) September 15, 2016
— Ricks Scalzo (@ricks1948) September 15, 2016
It took a woman to ensure that Trump stuck to his promise. Rev Green Timmons, you are my new hero!??????? https://t.co/ayCKXPWMwI
— sheila mccool (@maryjane0250) September 15, 2016
Any chance Rev Faith Green-Timmons could moderate the first debate??
she is awesome https://t.co/j7XVysB7Tt
— Dirty Cheeto (@Adolf_Trump) September 15, 2016
— Conservative 4 Trump (@VoteTrump111) September 14, 2016
rev. Faith Green Timmons, why did you delete this from your facebook?
Makes you look bad doesn’t it, oooh that’s why pic.twitter.com/0bCa9VTSHp
— Foxius Foxworth (@Foxius_Foxworth) September 15, 2016
— TAMPA FOR TRUMP (@50StatesRed) September 15, 2016
— #TrumpPence16 News (@MakeWay4Trump) September 15, 2016
@MakeWay4Trump wasnt a very Christian thing to do to invite someone to their church and try and do a hit job on him.
— Scott McCollum® (@scott_mccollum) September 15, 2016
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