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Wed May 24, 2017, 01:39 PM

Pope Francis politely shades Trumps climate ignorance with a parting gift

Pope Francis and President Donald Trump had their much anticipated first in-person meeting on Wednesday, a 30-minute conversation in which the pope reportedly “did not smile” as he asked the president to work to bring about peace in the world. Despite concern that the two leaders — who hold diametrically opposite views on several issues — might spar during the summit, the exchange appeared to be relatively free of fireworks.

But according to the National Catholic Reporter, Francis did offer Trump a none-too-subtle parting gift as he left: copies of the pontiff’s published works on progressive economics, climate change, and nonviolence.

Almost all of the documents Francis presented to Trump conflict with the president’s agenda in some way (with the possible exception of Amoris Laetitia, a 2016 work on the Catholic church’s developing view of family life).

For example, Francis gave Trump a copy of Laudato Si’, the pope’s famous encyclical on the environment that was published in 2015.

Unlike Trump, who once claimed climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese, Francis’ encyclical affirms that global warming has been confirmed by a “very consistent scientific consensus” and that humans are the cause. And while Trump has proposed budget cuts to climate initiatives and threatened to rescind America’s participation in the historic Paris Climate Accords, Francis’ Laudato Si’ insists nations take steps to reduce carbon emissions.

https://thinkprogress.org/francis-trump-meet-c9c5a61617e8

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2017 OP
niyad May 2017 #1
Sugar Smack May 2017 #5
tanyev May 2017 #2
MineralMan May 2017 #3
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:41 PM

1. francis thinks that donnie disgusting is capable of reading, much less, comprehending, what

he wrote?

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:48 PM

5. That's immediately what I thought, too.

What? He gave Trump What? But....why? I thought he knew what this guy was.

Whatever the gesture's message, it was far too subtle for old "Easy D".

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:41 PM

2. LOL. You know Donny was hoping for another gold medal.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:43 PM

3. Of course, Drumpf will read none of them.

He doesn't like to read. It hurts his brain to read. So, I'm afraid the Pope didn't accomplish much with his gifts to The Donald.

But, in not smiling, he did send a message, perhaps. Except that Donald doesn't actually read people's faces, either. He's pretty much oblivious to everything around him.

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Wed May 24, 2017, 01:44 PM

4. Good on you Pope. The dunce probably doesn't even realize how stupid and vile he acts.

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