Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump found himself at the end of a sharp rebuke by a Michigan pastor after Trump began attacking Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a speech in a Flint church.
Trump’s speech began with a warm welcome and an anecdote:
It used to be cars were made in Flint and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico. Now the cars are made in Mexico and you can’t drink the water in Flint. That’s not good. It’s terrible.
Trump went on to describe Flint’s economic predicament, “Flint is the birthplace of General Motors and once boasted the largest General Motors anywhere in the world, by far the largest. By 1970 General Motors employed 82,000 workers and they were located in Flint. That’s a tremendous workforce. Now there are less than 8,000 and 40% of the city’s population is living in poverty. More bad news for Michigan today, it was announced by Ford is moving all small car production, 100 percent, to Mexico over the next two to three years. We shouldn’t allow it to happen. They will make their cards, they will employee of thousands of people not from this country and they will sell the cars through a very weak border and we will have nothing but more unemployment. It’s horrible.”
However, when Trump began to shift his words from Flint to attacking Hillary Clinton the pastor was not amused. Trump began the attack, “Hillary failed on the economy, just like she’s failed on foreign policy. Everything she touched didn’t work out — nothing. Now Hillary Clinton…” and was cut off the pastor who walked on stage and said, “Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us … not to give a political speech.”
Trump quickly apologized and got back on message.
Watch the scenario unfold below:
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 14, 2016