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Wed May 24, 2017, 03:39 AM

Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican

Source: BBC

President Trump and Pope Francis have had public disagreements
US President Donald Trump has met Pope Francis at the Vatican for a short private audience on the third leg of his overseas trip.
He arrived for the meeting along with his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
The meeting was keenly awaited as the two men have already clashed at a distance on issues including migration and climate change.
Mr Trump will later meet Italy's president and prime minister.
He will then fly to Brussels for a Nato summit.
He earlier vowed to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace, as he ended the Middle East leg of his tour.

Mr Trump and his entourage arrived at the Vatican just before 06:30 GMT. The private audience was expected to last about 20 minutes, according to AFP news agency.
Afterwards, he will hold talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.
is hard to think of two more contrasting characters than Pope Francis and President Trump.
On one hand, the Jesuit who has made his mission the championing of the poor and dispossessed; on the other the property developer who has championed getting rich, and surrounded himself with billionaires in his cabinet.
And though this will be their first meeting, they've already sparred. During the election the Pope on a visit to the Mexico-US border said that people who only think of building walls instead of bridges were not Christian.
Donald Trump described those comments as disgraceful, and accused the pontiff of being a pawn of the Mexican government.



Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40023725







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Reply Trump meets Pope Francis at the Vatican (Original post)
Wash. state Desk Jet May 2017 OP
rpannier May 2017 #1
jmowreader May 2017 #2
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #9
SergeStorms May 2017 #3
Wash. state Desk Jet May 2017 #4
trusty elf May 2017 #5
rpannier May 2017 #6
not fooled May 2017 #7
C_U_L8R May 2017 #8
Fritz Walter May 2017 #10
padah513 May 2017 #11
turbinetree May 2017 #12

Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:45 AM

1. Too bad the Pope didn't prepare something to cast out demons

We'd be rid of him

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:58 AM

2. The Pope, Donald Trump and Alex Jones

A couple weeks before this embarrassment of a trip happened, Trump called his good friend Alex Jones and asked him if he'd like to come and meet the Pope. "Sounds like fun," Alex said.

On the way over to meet the Pope, they stopped off and Alex Jones bought a bucket of fried chicken.

They entered the massive sanctuary of the Sistine Chapel. Trump walked toward the altar to be received by the Pope. Alex Jones sat on a pew toward the back, eating his chicken and throwing the bones on the floor.

Just as Trump knelt to kiss the Pope's ring, the Pope walked to Alex Jones, made the sign of the cross, and walked out.

"What happened?" Trump asked. "I'm the president. How did you get an audience with the Pope and I didn't?"

"Oh man," Alex Jones said, "it's not like that at all. He came up all pissed off and said...

(Points straight up) "Who are you to violate the sanctity of the House of the Lord?
(Points straight down) Now pick up all those chicken bones...
(Points to the left) get that orange disaster...
(Points to the right) and get the hell out of my church!"

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:51 AM

9. LOL

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:09 AM

3. Trump's KKK buddies won't like that.....

meeting with the Pope? Those damned Papists are part of what's wrong with this country! Bowing to the Saudis.....just BEING with the Israelis......and now.......THE POPE? What next, The Wall WON'T BE BUILT?
This Trump guy, he's not Kosher.

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:20 AM

4. Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4536468/This-great-honor-Trump-meets-Pope.html

I won't forget what you said!' Trump meets the Pope at the Vatican for a private audience – and Melania wears a veil – as he completes his tour of the world's three great religions

Trump was greeted by the Vatican secretary of state and whisked up an elevator to meet His Holiness in the 'little throne room'
He and Pope Francis posed for photos and squared off across a desk in the private papl study 
'Thank you very much. This is such a great honor,' Trump said as he and Francis began their chat in the Pontiff's private study
Later he greeting Melania Trump, who wore a traditional black veil, and asked her in Italian: 'What do you give him to eat? Lots of pizza?' 
Francis questioned Trump's Christianity last year after talking with Mexican officials about prospects for the Republican's promised border wall 
Trump fired back at the time that the Pontiff was 'disgraceful'
But he was gracious on Wednesday, telling Francis: 'I won't forget what you said'
Trump brought Francis a set of books about Martin Luther King Jr., and





























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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:48 AM

5. another pic:

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:01 AM

6. Pic 2

tRump: You know I had a yuuuge electoral victory
Pope: Yes. (thinking) That's only the 30th time you've told me that

Final Pic:
Pope: Just one minute and 8 seconds and he will be gone. Keep your composure Francis. This is God testing me. Just... a... few... more... moments.... and the orange one will be gone

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:09 AM

7. A thug NY conman criminal

now meeting with the Pope--whom he repeatedly trashed during the presidential campaign--as the top representative of the U.S.

Frickin' unbelievable. Only in America. Unfortunately.



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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:28 AM

8. Trump's pulling his stupid handshake gimmick

Pulling the Pope's hand close in with a 'power grab'
Trump is such a childish jerk.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #8)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:25 AM

10. Couldn't see that in the BBC video

Honestly, I watched that clip specifically to see if Drumpf would disrespect Pope Francis with that move, but the handshake was below the frame.

Is there another video showing the "grab"?

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 06:44 AM

11. Unlike Saudi Arabia

All the ladies had coverings on their heads. Is that the norm when greeting the Pope? I'm asking because I don't know.

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:23 AM

12. To top off the complete hypocrisy from this sexual predator he nominates this

person that committed adultery to be the ambassador to the Vatican--------------go figure


Donald Trump nominates Callista Gingrich, wife of Newt Gingrich, as ambassador to the Vatican

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-nominates-callista-gingrich-newt-gingrich-wife-ambassador-to-the-vatican-a7748371.html

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