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Trump calls pastor 'nervous mess,' after interruption

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>> Donald Trump Thursday, going after a black pastor who interrupted him mid-speech, calling her a nervous mess. This is the pastor who cut him off, when he began attacking Hillary Clinton at an event in a church in Flint, Michigan on Wednesday.>> Now Hillary Clinton->> Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us for what we've done for Flint.
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>> Okay.>> Not to give a political speech.>> Okay, that's good, then I'm gonna go back onto Flint, okay.>> But on Thursday morning, here's how he described the encounter to Fox News. Saying of the pastor, quote, when she got up to introduce me, she was so nervous, she was shaking.
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She was so nervous, she was like a nervous mess. That's not how it appeared to Reuters political correspondent James Oliphant, traveling with the Trump campaign.>> Well, there was no sign that the pastor of the church was frazzled. In fact, she was very gracious in introducing Trump. Although the church made it very clear that his appearance there was no kind of endorsement.
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They actually put out a written statement before Trump's arrival saying that. But you have to remember that Trump was a little embarrassed, a little humiliated by this. It went viral very quickly, it was on CNN and other networks. And so when Trump feels that way, he always has to push back.
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And so, it's no surprise that on Thursday, he did go after the pastor and suggested that she was very nervous. But I think that the truth of the matter is that he felt like he was upstaged.>> Flint is predominantly black, poor, and votes overwhelmingly Democratic. Trump was visiting the city to view its water crisis firsthand and to extend his efforts of outreach to African Americans.