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Wed May 24, 2017, 02:32 PM

Whatever DT was selling, Pope Francis wasn't buying.

The contrast between the photos with the Pope and DT vs. those with him and Obama couldn't be more striking.


http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/05/24/pope_francis_doesn_t_seem_to_like_president_trump_very_much.html

President Trump's first foreign jaunt brought him to the Vatican on Wednesday morning. His Holiness Pope Francis—Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the State of Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God—was pissed. Just look at him.

"When pool entered the study, the pope and the president were seated across from each other at the pope's wooden desk," the morning's press pool report reads. "POTUS told the pope 'it's a very great honor.' The pope did not say anything. He did not smile. He looked at pool several times. We were quickly ushered out at 8:33 am."

Oof. Remember how happy Francis was to see the other guy?

https://www.ncronline.org/news/vatican/francis-asks-trump-work-peace-after-closely-watched-vatican-meeting

As the two shook hands, the president thanked the pope for having the meeting. They then walked into the library together, pausing for photos before sitting down. Trump smiled broadly as the camera shutters clicked but Francis kept a straight face and looked to the floor at points.

They then sat across a wooden desk from each other, the pope leaning forward in his chair. The president told the pope it was “a very great honor” to meet him. The Vatican cut the live video feed of the meeting at 8:32 am to let the leaders speak in private.

SNIP

Thirty minutes is a normal length of time for a meeting between the pope and a head of state.

While Francis spent about 52 minutes in a meeting with former President Barack Obama in March 2014, the pope’s time was also constrained as he went directly from meeting with Trump to his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:34 PM

1. I dont know if I would survive having to be around him, talking to him.

I think it would make my entire body fall apart and die.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:36 PM

2. He only wanted

The photo op to show American Catholics.
Period.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:37 PM

3. And it wasn't much of a photo op. I'm sure it didn't win DT any new fans. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:40 PM

4. Pope Francis meets the Anti-Christ...

...and he knows it..





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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:40 PM

5. The pontif was well prepared to handle the antichrist

He knew what he was doing and did it very well.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:08 PM

6. Not a good idea to piss off someone who's seen the bad side of a Dirty War or 2

The fact he's now Pope shouldn't make a whole lot of difference. That mans made of steel, doesn't suffer Fools lightly, and very likely has his own State Intelligence Service.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:09 PM

7. The Pope opened his audience with "These Two Corinthians walk into a bar..."

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:11 PM

8. Given Trump's budget priorities and the current Pope's priorities...yeah I'm sure they

didn't hit it off.

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