A fight of biblical proportions started when Pope Francis claimed Donald Trump was “unchristian” because of his stance against migrants from Mexico. Being someone who can’t sit back and let himself be bad-mouthed, Trump immediately responded by calling the cool pope “disgraceful” and a “pawn.”
Now the New York Daily News is hailing the controversial candidate as the “antichrist” for daring to insult the sovereign of the Vatican City. A Photoshopped face of Trump, which looked red and scaly and was surrounded by fire, peered from the front cover of the magazine, referring to his fight with the Pontiff.
Thousands of anti-Trump voters are now having a field day as they gleefully provide their own take on the situation.
Also I'm putting Donald Trump's face on a plate with devil horns and a lizard tongue so my art is really taking off this semester— Scarlet Sunlight (@Ummmkaty) February 19, 2016
why is donald trump so red is that the devil trying to emerge from his skin prison— ? paige (@thumbcramps) February 19, 2016
yall Trump is literally the devil he has beef with the Pope wtf— Ben (@benhillj) February 18, 2016
I don't believe in a devil, nor the apocalypse, but if I did, I would say that Donald Trump is the anti-christ.— Cynthia Bond (@cynthiabond) February 18, 2016
Apparently, Trump didn’t like this new wave of accusations against him as he realized it might damage his campaign. In the CNN town hall organized at South Carolina, the GOP candidate softened his stance on the Catholic leader.
“I don’t like fighting with the pope, actually. I don’t think this is a fight. I think he said something much softer than was originally reported by the media. I think that he heard one side of the story, which is probably by the Mexican government,” Trump said. “I have a lot of respect for the pope. I think he’s got a lot of personality. He’s a very different kind of a guy, and I think he’s doing a very good job. He’s a lot of energy.”
It remains to be seen whether this new development will affect Trump’s candidacy in the presidential elections.