Pope Francis attacked Republican front-runner Donald Trump Thursday as “not a Christian.” Aboard his plane, the pope was asked specifically about comments Trump made about the Pope’s visit to the Mexico border. The pope did not mince his words.
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. As far as what you said about whether I would advise to vote or not to vote, I am not getting involved in that. I say only this man is not Christian if he has said things like that.
Remember this is the same Pope who lives in Vatican City.., surrounded by towering walls. And this is the same Pope who, despite 33 acres of land and billions in wealth, and with refugees flooding Europe, has taken in a grand total of four refugees.
And yet he has the gall to preach to an American besieged by millions of illegal alien criminals — a whopping 30% of Federal prisons contain illegal aliens — for wanting to protect ourselves.
UPDATE: Trump has responded:
And he read part of the statement during an appearance in South Carolina this afternoon: