Twitter Collection: Pope vs. Trump

February 18, 2016

Twitter lit up at the news that Pope Francis said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is “not Christian” because of his views on immigration.

Trump fired back by saying that the pope might wish Trump was president if Islamic State attacked the Vatican.

Many Twitter users responded with incredulity at the exchange.

User @ClayTravis tweeted: “The Pope insulting Donald Trump is the greatest thing that has ever happened to Donald Trump. He’s the Republican nominee. It’s finished.”

Some suggested that Trump’s response that no religious leader has the right to question another man’s faith was hypocritical, given a tweet by Trump last week when he questioned Ted Cruz’s credentials as an evangelical Christian.

Others responded to Pope Francis’s suggestion that a person who thinks about building walls rather than bridges is not Christian by posting photos of the walled enclave of Vatican City.

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