‘He Is Something’: Trump Visits Pope Francis At The Vatican

President Trump and initial lady Melania Trump accommodate with Pope Francis on Wednesday during a Apostolic Palace in Vatican City.

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President Trump and initial lady Melania Trump accommodate with Pope Francis on Wednesday during a Apostolic Palace in Vatican City.

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President Trump had an assembly with Pope Francis during a Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Wednesday, receiving messages about peace, a sourroundings and immigrants from a eremite leader. The assembly came a year after a pope suggested that Trump “is not Christian” since of his devise for a U.S-Mexico limit wall.

Their confront was well-spoken and brief, durability about 30 minutes. The dual leaders smiled as they acted for photos, and Trump introduced initial lady Melania Trump, along with his daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner.

“At a finish of a audience, a pope gave Trump copies of his writings,” NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli reports from Rome, “including his encyclical on meridian change — a subject on that Trump has a really opposite opinion.”

The span exchanged several gifts: Trump gave Francis books by Martin Luther King Jr., and a pope also gave Trump an button of an olive tree, representing a need to pursue peace.

“We can use peace,” a boss replied.

As they shook hands in farewell, Trump told a pontiff, “I won’t forget what we said,” adding that a pope should call on him for help.

Later, Trump met with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. When asked about his contention with Francis, Trump pronounced it had left really well.

“He is something,” Trump said. “We had a illusory meeting.”

“We’re fondness Italy very, really much, and it was an respect to be with a pope,” he added.

Trump after tweeted that it had been an “honor of a lifetime” to accommodate a pope. He added, “I leave a Vatican some-more dynamic than ever to pursue PEACE in a world.”

Francis had criticized then-candidate Trump in Feb 2016, after Trump denounced a pivotal idea of his presidential campaign: walling off a U.S. limit with Mexico.

“I’d usually contend that this male is not Christian if he pronounced it in this way,” a pope told reporters after visiting Mexico. “A chairman who thinks usually about building walls, wherever they might be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.”

In response, Trump said, “For a eremite personality to doubt a person’s faith is disgraceful.”

Before a spat, Trump had mostly praised Francis, congratulating Catholics on a choice of a new pope in 2013 and observant around Twitter, “People that know him adore him!”

Wednesday’s assembly also enclosed an sell between Francis and a initial lady, who wore a deceive in suitability with Vatican tradition. They shook hands and a pontiff asked her what she feeds a president.

“Pizza?” a initial lady was listened answering, ostensible to try to explain what a pope had usually said. They common a giggle as Trump smiled.

The confront between a pope and initial lady combined what’s being described as a “lost in translation” scenario: open media in Slovenia (where Melania Trump is from) news that a pope was seeking about potica — a normal honeyed bulb hurl fritter from Eastern Europe.

To a ears, it sounds like a initial lady pronounced possibly “pizza” or “potica” behind to a pope — who seems to get a flog out of her answer. You can confirm for yourself by examination a clip.

Pizza or Potica?


Slovenia’s RTV reports that a Vatican source says Francis is a fan of potica, and that he jumps during a possibility to plead it.