President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has responded to Pope Francis, who had earlier criticized him and describe him as a non Christian.
Trump replied the criticism at a campaign rally in Kiawah Island, A C., warning the cleric about the the Islamic State, who he alleged their primary goal is to get to the Vatican.
“If and when the Vatican is attacked,” he said, “the pope would only wish and have prayed that Donald Trump would have been elected President.”
The President had earlier in his speech, said, “I like the pope.”
Before the Catholic pontiff arrived at the Mexican border, President Trump had frowned on the visit, describing Francis as a politician and accused him of acting at the behest of the Mexican government.
Trump, a Presbyterian, has been trying to make inroads among evangelical voters as he seeks reelection come November.
When asked about Trump’s comments, Francis laughed, saying, “Thank God he said I was a politician because Aristotle defined the human person as ‘animal politicus’.
“So at least I am a human person. As to whether I am a pawn, well, maybe, I don’t know. I’ll leave that up to your judgment and that of the people.”