Donald Trump should be used to being embarrassed and greatly humiliated by now. The press has been after him for over a year since he started campaigning, as well as during the other years he also run for the presidency.
But Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket this year and so it’s only gotten worse for him, and shockingly to many in the press, no one has been able to take him down, not even pastor Rev. Faith Green Timmons of the Bethel United Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan who interrupted his speech last week when he started attacking Hillary Clinton.
Trump was visibly confused and clearly embarrassed after the incident, where plenty of anti-Trump voters applauded and cheered the pastor. But aside from the view presented on the Inquisitr, the nationalist alt-right opinion site Breitbart News did what they do best in their fight for “equality” and went after the black pastor.
This isn’t shocking, actually, as Breitbart News’ tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos was permanently banned from Twitter this year for organizing and targeting black actress and comedian Leslie Jones with racist memes and rhetoric, trolling her with a barrage of aggressively hateful and racist tweets. It should be noted that he is also likely behind the hacking of her site which took places afterward, perhaps in response to his banning, both which the Inquisitr also wrote about.
It should be mentioned that Yiannopoulos has also gone after women and feminists, attacking the culture for which he was called out on by a reporter recently.
Breitbart News actually recycled a report from fellow conservative news source Fox News, who claim that the pastor was already planning to go after Donald Trump when she wrote a Facebook post, that she later deleted, before his appearance.
“HE WILL NOT USE US, WE will EDUCATE HIM!!!”
Donald Trump himself has also responded to the interruption, saying that she was very nervous and that he figured something was up.
But this goes even further into more credible and unbiased sources such as POLITICO, which also reports on the Facebook post and other conflicting reports over the ordeal.
First, there is no doubt that when Donald Trump says that the pastor was very nervous, it was his attempt to take some of that power she might have felt when she publicly interrupted him back from her.
If it’s true that she planned to go after him, then it only shows that a leader of a publicly marginalized Flint community is determined to make an example of Donald Trump, which isn’t surprising either.
Again, there is no doubt that the pastor felt just as powerful in doing what no one else did – to try to take a billionaire down several notches in public.
Second, it has been said that Donald Trump’s outreach to the African-American communities has not been well-received.
For instance, there are frequent updates on Donald Trump’s view of the first black president of the United States, Barack Obama, not being born in the U.S., adding fuel to the fire of the “birther” movement, which is widely accepted as a racist view.
Only recently has Donald Trump finally admitted to the validity of the President being born in the U.S. after years of adding doubt that he wasn’t in order to discredit him as being qualified for the Oval office.
Third, throughout a year of endless “gaffes” from the Republican nominee, he has also offended black communities by “jokingly” claiming ownership of a black person in a rally in one case.
All the same, the addition of Breitbart‘s CEO Stephen Bannon to his campaign team has only convinced voters that he’s not serious about engaging with black communities on their own terms. Given the mentioned history of Breitbart News and the public — although reluctant to immediately and publicly dismiss — support of former KKK leader David Duke, there are plenty of reasons for the Flint pastor to want to get even with Donald Trump.
It’s only a matter of time before the American people find out if it worked. But the attempt to embarrass him, in any case, is only part of frequent stand-offs between Donald Trump and his opponents, which surprisingly, still leaves a narrow gap between both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the polls.
Breitbart News knew to write a piece to discredit the pastor because she went after their leader, Donald Trump, and she has the qualities their readers want to attack – she’s a woman and she’s black.
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