May 25, 2017
Trump should have handed this guy a collector’s edition copy of The Art of the Deal.
From The New York Times:
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and President Trump discussed terrorism and the radicalization of young people in a meeting on Wednesday in which two global leaders with starkly different world views sought to bridge the chasm between them with a handshake, a private audience and a mutual pledge to work for peace.
In a larger meeting with American and Vatican officials, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, urged Mr. Trump not to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord.
The pope, by turns dour and smiling, welcomed a more effusive president to the seat of a religion that claims more than 70 million followers in the United States. The two stuck mainly to protocol, avoiding a public reprise of the barbs they aimed at each other during Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign or the pope’s thinly veiled critiques of Mr. Trump as a symbol of a dangerously reinvigorated nationalism.
But there appeared to be a message in the gifts the pope gave to his guest. They included a copy of his influential essay on the importance of saving the environment, a rebuke to the climate change skepticism espoused by Mr. Trump. Francis also presented him with a medallion engraved with the image of an olive tree — “a symbol of peace,” he explained.
“We can use peace,” Mr. Trump said.
Francis replied, “It is with all hope that you may become an olive tree to make peace.”
As he bade the pope farewell, Mr. Trump told him, “I won’t forget what you said.”
Trump then proceeded to throw his book right in the garbage faster than Gary Johnson getting his hands on a replica firearm (…or at least he should have).
The Pope also took the time to call Trump fat:
A bell signaling the end of the audience rang at 9 a.m., and Mrs. Trump joined her husband and the pope. Francis looked graver than the beaming Mr. Trump, but he lightened up when he shook Mrs. Trump’s hand, jokingly asking her in Italian, “Did you give him potizza to eat?” (potizza is a Slovenian dessert).
It wasn’t so long ago Popes were ordering crusades against their enemies, now they’re whining about climate change and making out with Muslim’s feet.
This article was posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:36 am