Donald Trump lambasted for attacking Pope
By David Sherfinski and Stephen Dinan
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday September 29, 2016 fired back at Pope Francis, predicting that the Islamic State ISIS will attack the Vatican and the Pontiff will rue the day that he said Trump isn’t a Christian if he wants to deport illegal immigrants or build a wall on the Mexico borders with the United States of America. The Republican Presidential candidate also said it was “disgraceful” for a religious leader to level that accusation.
“I can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president because this would not have happened,” Trump said in a statement issued after Francis said Trump’s idea to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico was not Christian.
Trump said he’s “proud” to be a Christian and that the Mexican government is using the Pope as a pawn.
“For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful,” Trump said. “I’m proud to be a Christian, and as President, I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened, unlike what is happening now with our current President, OK? Believe me.”
“If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS’s ultimate trophy, I can promise you that the “Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been President because this would not have happened. ISIS would have been eradicated unlike what is happening now with our all talk, no action politicians.”
“Donald Trump has come under serious attacks for trying to run down the Holy Father. Pundits have described Trump as a trouble peddler who may be dangerous if voted as United States President. Trump has insulted the Pope, insulted Hillary Clinton, insulted Bill Clinton, insulted President Barack Obama, insulted Jeb Bush and family, insulted Ted Cruz and family and hundreds others. Is this the President America wants?”