Should We Take Trump’s Remarks About the Pope and Immigration Seriously?


Donald Trump does not like Pope Francis’s views on Mexican immigration.  I think he really does have a serious disagreement with Francis on this issue.

But Trump’s opposition to the Pope is a shrewd political move, at least for now.  In other words, I don’t think that his remarks will hurt him with the evangelical vote in South Carolina.  Many conservative evangelicals probably think the Pope may be more of a socialist than Bernie Sanders.  I would also guess that there is a good share of anti-Catholicism in the Palmetto State.

Tonight I would love to see someone from CBS ask the GOP candidates about Pope Francis.