While speaking on Mexican-American border, Pope Francis said that Donald Trump was “not a Christian,” while declining to instruct Catholics not to vote for him.
“Can a good Catholic vote for this man?” a reporter asked him.
“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,” His Holiness responded. “This is not in the Gospel.”
“As far as what you said about whether I would advise to vote or not to vote, I am not going to get involved in that,” he said. “I say only that this man is not Christian if he said things like that. We must see if he said things in that way, and in this I give the benefit of the doubt.”
Trump responded almost immediately, interrupting a stump speech to give a response calling the Pope “a very political person.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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