Donald Trump has taken a beating on his favorite playground — Twitter — from many notable individuals (and multiple dictionaries), so the Pope decided to try to reach The Donald that way.
Pope Francis has tried in every way possible to reach Trump, including a direct inauguration-day message and multiple statements indirectly condemning the policies of our resident Manchurian couch potato, all to no avail. Despite his best efforts, Donald Trump is still a useless, racist, xenophobe who hates the poor and anyone too brown or too ‘Muslimy’ for his small-minded world view. Recently, many of His Holiness’ tweets seem to be directed at Mr. Trump.
“I invite you not to build walls but bridges, to conquer evil with good, offence with forgiveness, to live in peace with everyone,” Pope Francis posted on Saturday, a clear reference to The Big Beautiful Wall That Will Solve All of America’s Problems.
I invite you not to build walls but bridges, to conquer evil with good, offence with forgiveness, to live in peace with everyone.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 18, 2017
At around the time the White House announced the budget — one that guts social programs like Meals on Wheels that are aimed at helping the disadvantaged — was announced, the Pope reminded everyone that people who actually follow the teachings of the Bible love life, “especially when it is weak and vulnerable.” Of course, this could easily be a reference to the GOP’s ongoing effort to strip healthcare from our most poor and vulnerable.
The word of God helps us to open our eyes to welcome and love life, especially when it is weak and vulnerable.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 15, 2017
The prior day, Pope Francis reminded us to “open our doors to the weak and poor.”
Let us pray for one another so that we may open our doors to the weak and poor.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 14, 2017
Naturally, people who call themselves Christians are not happy with the Pope:
@Pontifex easier said than done when a society (Muslim) wants to destroy anything Christian (and has).
— Susan Paul (@SusanPaul20) March 18, 2017
— كافرة ♠ K♠ ༒ (@IndyK46220) March 19, 2017
@Pontifex Perhaps you should tell that to the cartel members in Mexico & ISIS "refugees" living on welfare as they plot to kill Christians.
— Robert Gerage (@RobertGerage) March 18, 2017
— David B🌴🏌️😎 (@Cruncher19621) March 18, 2017
@Pontifex You really think after 1500 years you can convert Muslims? They are evil. The devil will not allow it.
— Mike Kaess (@kaessmike) March 18, 2017
@Pontifex A Marxist in a Pope's uniform
— Millennials4Trump (@GenYs4Trump) March 18, 2017
— ode mevol (@odemevol13) March 18, 2017
— Stephen Tatton (@TattonTreks) March 18, 2017
Trump and his idiot supporters will never, ever “get it.”
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