Tea Party activist and Donald Trump supporter Scottie Nell Hughes opined on CNN Thursday that evangelical voters in South Carolina wouldn’t care about Pope Francis‘ criticism of Trump because he was a “foreigner.”
Host Wolf Blitzer brought on Hughes, a self-described “God Fearing Gun Toting Baby Loving Traditional Marriage Believing SUV I don’t care about my carbon imprint driving Border securing Benghazi Truth Seeking Fox News &The Blaze TV Watching Lame Stream Media Smacking Sip my Sweet Tea from a Big Gulp Drinking RINO Hunting Target of IRS Auditing One Nation Under God Pledging MOM,” to discuss Francis’ suggestion Thursday that Trump was “not Christian.”
“There are many Catholics that are saying ‘No, the Pope was not insulting Mr. Trump,’ but you’ve got all these evangelicals who are saying yes,” she said. “They don’t want to sit here and hear a foreigner tell us how to handle things, especially when the United States has been dealing with immigration for 30 years.”
“Here you have this pope coming in and basically lashing out at one of our presidential candidates for a religious reason. not necessarily a political reason but from a religious stand point,” she complained.
“He is the spiritual leader of more than a billion Catholics worldwide and a lot of Catholics here in the United States as well,” Blitzer pointed out.
Watch above, via CNN.
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