Donald Trump’s appearance at an African-American church in Flint generated attention on Wednesday — but probably not the kind he was looking for.
As the footage spread online of Rev. Green Faith Timmons stopping Trump for politicizing his remarks, the Republican presidential nominee was heckled online for what was called an attempt to exploit the city’s water crisis for the sake of a photo opportunity, as seen below.
Props to the preacher in Flint who just hit the gong on Trump mid-speech.
— Laurie Crosswell (@lauriecrosswell) September 14, 2016
— DC (@JCNDC) September 14, 2016
Donald Trump speaking in #Flint gets cut off. We don't want your BS.ADVERTISEMENT
— Lori Cox (@LoriDeeCee) September 14, 2016
— Carry on Nashville ! (@frosty8556) September 14, 2016ADVERTISEMENT
Trump's visit to #Flint was another cheap photo-op just like his visit to Louisiana to hand out play doh.
— Steve1245 (@SphallSteve1245) September 14, 2016
— Carolyn Glenn (@59carjacgln) September 14, 2016
Listen to the end. It's clear that Trump has absolutely no understanding of the Flint drinking water issues. https://t.co/JggbkDyMfuADVERTISEMENT
— Axomamma (@axomamma) September 14, 2016
Trump, the best negotiater , the big talker crumbles at the hands of a powerful black women #Flint
— Don H (@DonWayneHair1) September 14, 2016ADVERTISEMENT
Trump thanks the executive on doing a great job. Does this bigot realize the devastating lost Flint residents faced? https://t.co/fl7E7v8w50
— Margie (@Loca2733Mc) September 14, 2016
@kylegriffin1 That preacher has more guts than some journalists to call Trump out
— Shelby (@ShelbyPSU80) September 14, 2016
However, Trump’s supporters — naturally — took umbrage with the reverend’s actions, as exemplified below:
Trump was interrupted during a speech in Flint, MI. The woman said we didn't invite you to make a political speech. WHAT A VERY RUDE BITCH!
— Cookie (@Cookiemuffen) September 14, 2016