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.