Donald Trump has accumulated a long list of enemies on his path to becoming the Republican party’s presidential candidate. Add Pope Francis’ name to that list, as the leader of the Catholic church has brought his Christianity into question.
“A person who thinks only about building walls… and not of building bridges is not Christian. This is not the gospel,” the Pope said of Trump at the end of his six-day trip to Mexico.
Though he didn’t overtly tell people not to vote for Trump, it’s clear that the religious leader isn’t incredibly fond of the billionaire, saying that “I only say that this man is not Christian if he has said things like that.”
Never the one to let anyone else have the last word, Trump immediately fired back with a press conference and then posted his thoughts on his official Facebook account.
Trump has been busy on Twitter despite not yet receiving a response from the Pope. He has been retweeting his supporters, namely those who feel that the wall to the Vatican should be torn down.
— Tom Odell (@TomOdell) February 18, 2016
Pope on Trump: "A person who thinks only about building walls…is not Christian." This is Vatican City. pic.twitter.com/ehmsLoljTl
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 18, 2016
If you’re going purely based on Trump’s track record, we’re sure we haven’t heard the end of this feud just yet.