Nothing says political savvy and thick skin like a Donald Trump rebuttal.
A thin-skinned and grammatically confused Trump fired back at the Pope after the Pope questioned Trump’s Christianity. The Republican presidential front-runner’s reply assaulted the Pope for daring to question his Christianity, saying no leader should have the right to question another man’s faith.
Trump wrote that right after he insulted President Obama and insinuated he was not a Christian by saying, “I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened, unlike what is happening now, under our current President.”
Time correspondent Phil Elliot shared Trump’s rebuttal:
Donald J. Trump fires back at the Pope. To be appreciated in its entirety. pic.twitter.com/F1Sq01gf76
— Phil Elliott (@Philip_Elliott) February 18, 2016
Trump started off with a threat, basically saying when ISIS attacks the Vatican, the Pope will only wish Trump had been President because this “would not have happened.”
Trump thinks the U.S. President is in charge of the Vatican and that only his presidency can save the Pope.
The Republican front-runner ended with a petulant and bizarrely thin-skinned neener-neener at the Pope for questioning his Christianity, and to prove how wrong that is to do, Trump then did it to President Obama.
Pope Francis said of Trump’s “wall” policies, “a person who thinks only about building walls… and not of building bridges, is not Christian”.
Trump V Pope Francis doesn’t seem like the best plan on the surface, with the Pope’s approval rating around 60%, which is close to Trump’s rating as well. That is to say, Trump’s unfavorable rating, which is hovering around 58%.
But the Trump supporters do not care. They wouldn’t care if Donald Trump got in their face and spit on them. They are angry, and they hate a lot of people, so much so that they will overlook any insults lobbed their way just for the chance to aim the Donald and his mouth at the people they don’t like.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
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