Pope Francis gave Donald Trump some harsh criticism on Thursday morning following the conclusion of his trip to Cuba and Mexico.
Trump, who is a self-proclaimed Christian and says the Bible is his “favorite book” (yet somehow still called Second Corinthians “two Corinthians”), cannot be considered a Christian according to the Pope.
"A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not of building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel,” the Pope said to reporters on his plane back from Mexico.
The Pope was responding to comments Trump made last Thursday, as he called the Pope a “very political person.” Trump ludicrously thought Mexico was influencing the Pope’s opinion of American immigration policy: “I think he doesn't understand the problems our country has. I don't think he understands the danger of the open border that we have with Mexico, and I think Mexico got him to do it. Because Mexico wants to keep the border just the way it is because they are making a fortune and we are losing.”
Trump, of course, immediately responded to the Pope’s newest comments in the most disrespectful way possible, calling the Pope “disgraceful” and “a pawn.”
In his full statement on Facebook, he declared “The Mexican government and its leadership has made many disparaging remarks about me to the Pope, because they want to continue to rip off the United States, both on trade and at the border, and they understand I am totally wise to them. No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s faith. They are using the Pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so, especially when…illegal immigration is so rampant.”
In a rally in South Carolina, Trump further continued to spew his theory that Mexico was to blame for the Pope’s comments.
“He said very negative things about me because the Mexican government convinced him that Trump is not a good guy," Trump said.
Trump’s paranoia is really reaching new heights.
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