Donald Trump and the Pope have spent months feuding.
The Pope called Trump’s proposal to build a border wall not Christian and has railed against populism.
Trump and Pope Francis finally met face to face and the result was one no expected.
During the meeting, the two put their feud aside.
Trump was gracious and greeted the Pontiff with his family.
“Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe.
Trump, midway through a grueling nine-day, maiden international journey, called upon the pontiff in a private, 30-minute meeting laden with religious symbolism and ancient protocol. The president, accompanied by his wife and several aides, arrived at the Vatican just after 8 a.m. local time. The president greeted Francis in Sala del Tronetto, the room of the little throne, on the second floor of Apostolic Palace.”
The Pope even bent over backwards to bury his feud with Trump for the time being by presenting the President with a literal olive branch.
Politico also reports:
“Upon completing their meeting, the pope gave the president a medal featuring an olive branch, a symbol of peace, among other gifts.
“We can use peace,” the president responded.”
After the meeting, Trump tweeted out an appreciative message.
Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world. pic.twitter.com/JzJDy7pllI
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2017
The Vatican meeting was another homerun for Trump on his first foreign trip.
He’s racked up multiple successes.
Trump was able to reorient the Middle East nations against Iran’s rogue nuclear program.
He also delivered one of the most significant and effective foreign policy speeches by an American President.
Trump used the words “Islamic terrorism” in a room full of Muslim nation leaders and challenged them to drive terrorists out of their countries.
He put the burden on these leaders to stand up to Islamic terrorism.
Trump also became the first sitting U.S. President to visit the Western Wall.
It was a powerful symbol that the wall belongs to Jerusalem.
The foreign trip has been a massive success.
Trump received rave reviews for his performance.
The native populations of the countries he visited were happy to have him on their soil.
He made his tour of Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican as a symbol of his desire to bring peace among the world’s religions.
And even Pope Francis – who is well established as no fan of the President’s – held a productive meeting with Trump.
Going into the trip, many pundits expected Trump to humiliate himself with boorish conduct, and in turn, embarrass America.
But just like on Election Night, Trump proved the doubters wrong.