Pope Francis is an open-borders globalist.
That is no secret.
But he just picked a fight with Donald Trump over the migrant caravan that he lived to regret.
Pope Francis Praises Migrants
Pope Francis spoke to a delegation of missionaries at the Vatican.
He went off script to praise migrants.
Francis claimed they built Europe.
“Europe was not just born like that,” the Pope declared. “Europe was made by many waves of migrants over the centuries.”
The Holy Father then praised the migrant caravan moving through Central America and toward the United States.
“Another phenomenon of migrants — let’s consider the caravan traveling from Honduras to the United States — is to stick together,” the Pope declared. “The migrant usually tries to go in groups. Sometimes he has to go alone, but it is normal to go as a group, because we feel stronger in migration.”
Pundits took Francis’s remarks as a shot at Donald Trump.
The migrant caravan has dominated news cycles in America.
Donald Trump vowed to protect America’s borders and stop the caravan from entering the country.
Trump called out the military to help stop the caravan from invading America.
He deployed 5,200 troops to the Southern border.
Trump also stated that number could grow to as many 15,000 troops.
The President explained why the military was needed.
“We have to have a wall of people —very highly trained people, terrific, dedicated patriots.”
He also said the caravan was mainly made up of working-age men, and that dangerous criminals and violent thugs are using the caravan to sneak into the United States.
“Actually mostly young men,” Trump told ABC’s Jonathan Karl when he falsely claimed the caravan was made up of women and children. “And a lot of rough people … they are pushing the women right up to the front — not good — and the kids right up to the front.”
Pope Francis Reignites Feud With Donald Trump
This is not the first time Francis and Trump have butted heads.
In 2016, Francis attacked Trump as not Christian.
Days before the South Carolina primary, Francis blasted Trump as not being a true Christian for supporting the border wall.
“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel,” the Pope said in February 2016.
Trump fired back and ripped the Pope for questioning his faith.
“No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith,” Trump wrote in a statement.
Some pundits believe the Pope trying to meddle in an American election helped Trump win the South Carolina primary.
Since Trump became President, Francis has continued to lob his pot shots.
The Pope blasted nationalism and demanded world leaders to take action on climate change.
Many Christians were angered by the Pope wading into American politics.
They believe he put being a liberal activist above being the leader of the Catholic Church.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.