The Pope was asked a question from someone in Mexico today, apparently about Trump, where I’m guessing they characterized something Trump had said about building the wall and Mexico. We don’t get to hear the question, but we do get to hear the Pope’s response:
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) February 18, 2016
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) February 18, 2016
The pope never calls Trump by name nor questions his faith. Rather, the Pope says if someone thinks only of building walls and not bridges, then he’s not a Christian.
He then also says “I say only that this man is not Christian if he has said things like that. We must see if he said things that way and I will give him the benefit of the doubt.”
The Pope gives him the benefit of the doubt, making clear he’s only responding to the characterization and not making a judgement of Trump’s faith.
But Trump, while putting the blame of this square on the shoulders of the Mexican government, still hit back at the Pontiff saying that “no leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith.”
Uh excuse me?
First of all, the Pope didn’t question Trump’s faith. If The Donald could write that presser out, then surely he could have taken the time to verify what the Pope actually said instead of falsely accusing him.
Bust secondly, excuse me Trump? Did you just say that no leader should have the right to question another man’s faith? Did you really say that?
Ted Cruz is a cheater! He holds the Bible high and then lies and misrepresents the facts!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2016
How can Ted Cruz be an Evangelical Christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2016
And let’s not forget what else you said about Cruz’s faith:
Trumpertantrum is the biggest hypocrite in this race! He condemns the Pope for questioning his faith while he has done that to Ted Cruz multiple times!