New Delhi, 19 February 2016: The Pope found himself attacked by the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after the former had suggested that Trump was not a ‘Christian.’
Donald Trump rebutted his charge in his trademark style.
In a Facebook post, Trump underlined his importance in no uncertain terms, he said:
“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.”
He also rubbed the Mexican government the wrong way when he said that it was the Mexican leadership which 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.”
Underlining that the Pope only heard one side of the story, Trump said that the Pope didn’t see the crime, the drug trafficking and the negative economic impact the current policies have on the United States.
He further said that the Pope “doesn’t see how the Mexican leadership is outsmarting President Obama and our leadership in every aspect of negotiation.”
But here is what he said that is most interesting; he said that whatever the Pope said on his personal faith was not right.Donald Trump said that:
Donald Trump said that:
“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.”
His importance on the need to keep the matter of religion out of the public purview and to not allow it to be questioned by anyone, even when the person questioning it is the highest authority, shows that he has the gumption to tell people to back off when the need arises.
Needless to say that Donald Trump’s supporters are clinging strongly to their man despite all the attacks happening against him.
Or rather we should say that the more the people hit out at Donald Trump, the stronger he becomes?