Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the Flint pastor who interrupted his speech at a Methodist church.
In an interview on Fox and Friends, Trump said that the pastor, Faith Green Timmons, was nervous to introduce him and that the situation was strange.
“Something was up because I noticed she was so nervous when she introduced me…when she got up to introduce me, she was so nervous, she was shaking, and I said ‘Wow, this is sort of strange,'” Trump said. “And then she came up. So she had that in mind, there’s no question about it.”
When Trump says “that in mind,” he is seemingly referring back to Fox host Steve Doocy’s statement that “Some have suggested online that they were out to sabotage you by putting that up.” When asked if the interruption bothered him, Trump said no because “everyone plays their games.” He went on to call the pastor a “nervous mess” and speculate that “something was up.”
On Wednesday, Trump delivered remarks from a Methodist church in Flint, during which he talked about the city’s water crisis. He then transitioned into attacking Hillary Clinton, and moments later, Faith Green Timmons walked up to Trump and asked him to refrain from being political.
“Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us for what we’ve done in Flint, not to give a political speech,” she said.