President Trump’s BFF Pope Francis has made a shocking statement about Trump prior to their meeting. In fact, on Saturday, Pope Francis said he will not judge President Donald Trump until they have officially met. The two are scheduled to meet at the Vatican next week for the first time. Moreover, while the Pope was on his private jet, Francis stated that he would look for common ground at Wednesday’s meeting with 45.
According to NBC, Pope Francis said, “First of all, I never judge someone before I listen to the person. I can’t do that,” the pontiff said. “We will talk and things will come up … I will tell him what I think, he will tell me what he thinks, but I never wanted to judge someone before I listen to the person first.”
Francis continued to say that he and the President would find “doors that are not completely shut” to create conversation, but would not say if he thought the meeting could be used to soften Trump’s stance on certain issues. Just like Ellen said, Trump isn’t changing his mind.
Pope Francis has spoken publicly in the past about Trump’s harsh policies. In fact, back in February, the Pope told his congregation to “not raise walls but bridges, to not respond to evil with evil.”
“A Christian can never say, ‘I’ll make you pay for that.’ Never,” the pope said at the time. “That is not a Christian gesture. An offense is overcome with forgiveness, by living in peace with everyone,” the Pope said.
Trump, of course, responded via social media: “If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS … 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 wrote in a Facebook post.
Trump continued, suggesting that people were “using the Pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so, especially when so many lives are involved and when illegal immigration is so rampant.”
Will the Pope and Trump see eye to eye?