The best shutdowns are concise
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Following a tour of a water treatment plant in Flint, Michigan, Donald Trump made a speech at Bethel United Methodist Church. What was supposed to be a congratulatory speech quickly took a political turn when Trump began criticizing presidential opponent Hillary Clinton.
“Hillary failed on the economy just like she’s failed on foreign policy,” said Trump, derailing the positive atmosphere of the event adding, “Everything she touched didn’t work—nothing.”
Seeing as his comments on Clinton’s leadership abilities had nothing to do with the event’s objective, church pastor Faith Green Timmons quickly jumped to action to salvage the ceremony. Taking a no-nonsense approach that got a round of applause from the audience, Timmons cut Trump off mid-sentence and delivered these perfect words:
“Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us for what we’ve done in Flint, not give a political speech."
We can only imagine what a better place the world would be if we all spoke so directly. See what I mean by watching Timmons’ expert shutdown in the clip above.