President Trump and Pope Francis no longer friends

In 2013 President Trump compared himself to to Pope Francis. He tweeted:  “The new Pope is a humble man, very much like me, which probably explains why I like him so much!”

But in February 2016  Pope Francis suggested Trump is “not Christian” after Trump said he wanted to to build a wall along the Mexican border.

Trump fired off a statement in response almost immediately describing the pope’s comments as “disgraceful” and said the pope will think differently about him after the Vatican is attacked by the Islamic State.

Just days before the election in a speech delivered at the Vatican Pope Francis urged social justice activists from around the world not to give into the politics of fear by building walls but instead work to build bridges.

The pope did not mention the Nov. 8 U.S. election, but many of the themes he touched on have played out in debates between Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton in recent months Continue reading

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