Stephen Colbert will referee the Pope Francis and Donald Trump feud

"What did he say? If it's good, I like The Pope; if it's bad, I don't like The Pope."

Brendan Gauthier
February 19, 2016 6:32PM (UTC)

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert, "America's foremost Catholic," last night weighed in on "the big celebrity feud that everyone's talking about: Donald Trump vs. The Pope."

Asked about Trump on a return flight home from Mexico yesterday, Pope Francis rejected Trump's self-reported religiosity, saying, "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel."


In response, Trump promptly issued a hypocritical press statement, saying, "No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith."

Colbert ran a clip of pre-press statement Trump stumping in South Carolina yesterday, in which the GOP front-runner claims to have just heard that Pope Francis had talked smack. "What did he say? If it's good, I like The Pope; if it's bad, I don't like The Pope."

"You've got to respect his honesty," Colbert responded. "It's like Jesus said, 'Blessed are the poor. Unless they said something bad about me, then screw 'em!'"

Watch Colbert try to "broker a peace" between the Francis-Trump heavyweight matchup below:

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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