Trump discussed terrorism, climate change with Pope
- Author: Leroy Wright May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 5:03
Donald Trump met Pope Francis in the Apostolic Palace. The publication notes that President Trump's meeting with Pope Francis did not appear to contain any strain in the wake of the pope's comments in the past questioning the Christian faith of a man firmly rooted in his immigration belief, like Mr. Trump appears to be.
Whereas part of the meeting between Pope Francis and Mr. Trump was a private behind-closed-doors affair, other parts of their exchange were captured on video, as seen below.
He gave Trump three bound papal documents that he has written that to some degree define his papacy and priorities. Mark Miles, was present.
All jokes aside though - and these are obviously just jokes - it looks like the meeting between the two leaders was cordial.
He has since changed the background of his twitter page to a picture from his meeting with the Pope. Donald Trump, who became the first US president to visit the wall while in office, donned a yarmulke - a skullcap - which is customary; the site keeps stacks of them for visitors to wear.
And in return, Francis gave Trump a medal inscribed with an olive tree.
"We can use peace", the typically combative Trump responded.
Trump's gifts included a collection of first editions by Martin Luther King and a bronze sculpture.
A press spokesperson at the Vatican said that Francis adores potica and regularly mentions it when meeting with any Slovenian. When he changed his mind, the Vatican squeezed him in at 8:30 a.m. on a Wednesday morning, an unusual day and an unusually early time.
After the meeting, First Lady Melania paid a visit to the Vatican-owned Pediatric hospital Bambino Gesu, also known as the "Pope's hospital".
Trump at first did not plan to stop in Rome during his visit to Europe, which some in the Vatican saw as a snub.
If it was, the president seemed to brush it off with uncharacteristic ease before introducing Francis to his daughter Ivanka.
The Pope has become a de facto leader of the globalist, compassionate post-war consensus with his focus on refugees, climate change and inequality while the president is a more unpredictable figure.
With Trump, there were some doubts about the sincerity of his pro-life beliefs, but his first few months in the White House have shown a commitment to protecting unborn life.
Before leaving with her father on his first global tour, Ivanka hosted an anti-human trafficking roundtable discussion at the White House May 17.
The Vatican, in a statement, said after the meeting that there had been an "exchange of views" on several unspecified worldwide issues.