Trump was interrupted by Rev. Faith Green Timmons of the Bethel United Methodist Church, who had invited him to her church on Wednesday saying that she had not invited him to give a political speech.
She said, “Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us for what we’ve done in Flint, not give a political speech.’’
Trump in response said, “OK. That’s good. Then I’m going back onto Flint, OK? Flint’s pain is a result of so many different failures.”
The pastor said her church welcomes ‘all people.’ She also said that the church was open to all and that Trump’s presence there does not represent an endorsement of his candidacy.
“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.
The pastor had written on Facebook that she hoped to “educate” Trump on what had been going on in Flint, Trump said “She was so nervous, she was shaking. And I said, ‘wow, this was kind of strange.’ And then she came up. So she had that in mind, no question about it,” Trump said, adding that he suspected that he might face an unfriendly reception at the church.