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Pope Warns Against ‘Walled-Up Citizens’ in Global Politics, Twitter Users Freak Out

popedonald-650x433You know Pope Francis, right? He’s, well, the Pope and also one of the people that Donald Trump has picked a public fight with. You know Trump, too, yes? He’s the guy running for President who has loudly announced his plan to build a wall between the border of the United States and Mexico.

Per ABC News, Pope Francis said the following last night during the Third World Meeting of Popular Movements, a collection of grassroots groups representing the poor:

No tyranny can be sustained without exploiting our fears … Citizens are walled-up, terrified on one side; on the other side, even more terrified, are the excluded and banished.

“Exploiting our fears” like calling Mexicans rapists and drug dealers and saying a wall will keep them out? That’s how plenty of people interpreted the comments, which is why Twitter predictably was filled with opinions:

The Pope hasn’t been this controversial in an election since John F. Kennedy ran in 1960.

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