Pope Francis on Wednesday suggested that Donald Trump is not Christian because of the harshness of his campaign that promises to deport more immigrants and force Mexico to pay for a wall along the border.
Francis’ remarks about Trump’s Christianity came during his trip to the Mexico-US border, where he highlighted the humanitarian crisis of the migrants trying to make it to America.
He was asked by a reporter if a “good Catholic” could vote for Trump and he answered.
“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. “As far as what you said about whether I would advise to vote or not to vote, I am not going to get involved in that. I say only that this man is not Christian if he said things like that. We must see if he said things in that way and in this I give the benefit of the doubt.”
Donald Trump shot back calling the pope’s comments “disgraceful” and said that the pope will think different about him after the Vatican is attack by the Islamic state.
“If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS’s ultimate trophy, I can promise you that the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been President because this would not have happened. ISIS would have been eradicated unlike what is happening now with our all talk, no action politicians.
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. The Pope only heard one side of the story – he didn’t see the crime, the drug trafficking and the negative economic impact the current policies have on the United States. He doesn’t see how Mexican leadership is outsmarting President Obama and our leadership in every aspect of negotiation.
For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful. I am proud to be a Christian and as President I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened, unlike what is happening now, with our current President. No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith. They are using the Pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so, especially when so many lives are involved and when illegal immigration is so rampant.”
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