Is this ironic or hypocritical of the Pope to say? He just condemned building a wall between Mexico and the US as ‘not Christian.’
After warning Donald Trump that building a ‘huge wall’ on the Mexican border is ‘not Christian’, Pope Francis is returning home to Vatican City…. which is entirely surrounded by an enormous stone wall.
The Pope made a direct dig at The Donald before he left his week-long tour of Mexico today, telling his followers that the idea was ‘not in the gospel’.
However,Trump’s supporters were quick to point out the irony of the Pontiff’s words, as the Vatican is behind a walled enclave that sits within the city of Rome.
Taking to Twitter, the director of social media for his presidential campaign, Dan Scavino said: ‘Amazing comments from the Pope – considering Vatican City is 100% surrounded by massive walls’
Read more: Daily Mail
The Pope doesn’t stop there, he also branded Donald Trump as ‘not Christian,’ while Trump fired back as well:
Donald Trump traded blows with the Vatican on Thursday in an unprecedented religious squabble for an American presidential candidate – after Pope Francis declared that anyone who embraced the billionaire’s border-security positions ‘is not Christian.’
In mere minutes Trump’s aides had helped him craft a biting reply, which he read from a podium during a late-morning speech in coastal South Carolina.
And by day’s end the conflict drew Trump’s Republican rivals out of the shadows, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio – the presidential race’s two Roman Catholics – backing The Donald over The Pontiff.
‘For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful,’ Trump said in South Carolina, just two days before the state’s critical presidential primary election.
He doubled down on that comment when he talked to DailyMail.com at lunch.
The Pope’s dramatic rhetorical jab at Trump came during a freewheeling conversation with reporters on his flight back from to Europe a visit to Mexico.
Francis was asked to react to Trump’s vow that he would build a wall on the southern U.S. border if he becomes president.
‘A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,’ Francis replied. ‘This is not in the gospel.’
Read more: Daily Mail