Pope Francis had harsh words for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday: "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian," said the Pope. He later hedged his criticism by adding that he wasn't sure if Trump had actually expressed such un-Christian sentiments.
Trump didn't appreciate the remark. (I mean, who cares what some loser pope thinks? The Vatican doesn't even make good deals anymore, let me tell you. Sad!) In his response, Trump said that ISIS would certainly try to attack the Vatican, and when that happens, all Catholics should pray that Trump is president.
Here is Trump's full statement:
If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS's ultimate trophy, 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. ISIS would have been eradicated unlike what is happening now with our all talk, no action politicians.
The Mexican government and its leadership has made many disparaging remarks about me to the Pope, because they want to continue to rip off the United States, both on trade and at the border, and they understand I am totally wise to them. The Pope only heard one side of the story—he didn't see the crime, the drug trafficking and the negative economic impact the current policies have on the United States. He doesn't see how Mexican leadership is outsmarting President Obama and our leadership in every aspect of negotiation.
For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. I am proud to be a Christian and as President I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened, unlike what is happening now, with our current President. No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man's religion or faith. They are 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.
Emphasis mine. Nobody has the right to question another person's faith—not even the leader of that faith—in Trump's universe. Well, almost nobody. As Trump himself tweeted just one week ago: "How can Ted Cruz be an Evangelical Christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest?"
In summary: the Pope doesn't get to judge whether people are Christian enough. Trump does.