Donald Trump blasted a Flint pastor as a “nervous mess” when she interrupted him at her church Wednesday for straying from the topic of the water crisis to attack Hillary Clinton.
Rev. Faith Green Timmons politely told Trump to stick to the non-political speech that both had agreed upon.
“Oh, OK,” Trump responded at the time.
But during an interview with “Fox & Friends” this morning, Trump resorted to personal attacks, saying the Bethel United Methodist Church pastor “was so nervous she was was shaking.”
“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. But something was up because I noticed she was so nervous when she introduced me,” Trump said in the telephone interview.
Trump said it was “sort of strange” that his visit was limited to an education on the Flint water crisis and suggested that he was sabotaged.
“She had that in mind; no question about it,” Trump said.
He added: “She was so nervous. She was like a nervous mess, and so I figured something, I figured something was up, really.”
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.