When a reporter asked Pope Francis for his opinion on Donald Trump, you knew the response would get a lot of attention no matter what it was. And the pontiff delivered:
“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,” Francis said when a reporter asked him about Mr. Trump on the papal airliner as he returned to Rome after his six-day visit to Mexico.
That’s a great line, though let’s admit it doesn’t take the idea of a giant wall to question Trump’s faith.
Not that evangelical voters will care. If none of that other stuff stopped them from supporting a racist bigot like Trump, the Pope’s condemnation is hardly going to make a difference.
Stand by for Trump insulting the Pope on Twitter, which is where all great theological debates take place.
***Update***: Trump has responded in typical fashion:
"DONALD J. TRUMP RESPONDS TO THE POPE." Just when you thought this campaign couldn't get any more incredible. pic.twitter.com/Brh45BdEeE
— Molly Ball (@mollyesque) February 18, 2016