Trumpdate: Trump’s words to the pope are hypocritical


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Jessica Bonacci, Opinion Editor

Even the pope has something to say about Donald Trump.

In a news conference on his trip back to the Vatican, Pope Francis commented on Trump’s plan to build a wall on the Mexican-American border, saying, “A person who only thinks about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.”

Trump used the situation as a way to promote his agenda, responding that he could prevent an attack by the Islamic State group on the Vatican.

Trump also labeled the pope’s comments “disgraceful” and said the Mexican government was “using the pope as a pawn.”

The pope is not the problem, however. Trump is the problem.

Trump, who has promised to fight for Christianity, does not understand the beliefs he claims to support.

Pope Francis’ view of Christianity is centered on love, hope and kindness. Trump’s words and actions contain none of those values. His responses are based in anger and come directly out of his ego.

The pope’s statement is of acceptance and sharing cultures and values. Trump’s ideas involve destroying a bridge and constructing a massive wall. His comments were meant to insult the leader of one of the largest branches of Christianity.

See the difference?

The pope is the leader of the Catholic Church.  When Pope Francis says building a wall instead of showing everyone love and compassion is “not Christian,” we should take his word for it.

Trump claims that he is a Christian, but he preaches exactly what the pope condemns.

A man trying to be the leader of the United States is one of the biggest hypocrites in the public eye. He may be good at managing a large number of companies, but he is definitely not meant to manage a country.

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