There have been so many mind-blowing, holy-shit-am-I-hallucinating moments in the rise of Donald Trump’s candidacy, it’s a fool’s errand to tally ‘em up or even guess what could happen next. But, for the purposes of this particular Twitter battle, let us remember that — less than a week ago — Donald J. Trump and Pope Francis, of the Roman Catholic Church, were goin’ at it. Holy shit, indeed.
The Pope questioned whether or not Trump was a Christian because of his whole building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico thing. It’s not immediately clear who came up with it first, but someone pointed out to Trump that the Pope lives behind a wall of his own, in Vatican City. For our purposes, let’s say it was Trump’s director of social media, Dan Scavino.
Okay, yup, pretty sick burn: witty and full of ‘tude. The Pope’s walls were such a high-five-worthy moment for the Trump camp that the orange-haired maniac, himself, tweeted the serve and even mentioned it in this week’s town hall. But, let’s pick it apart a bit (even if they kinda-sorta made up already). You know, hook the Trump crew up some of those “facts” they don’t really like to deal with and burn them right back in the process:
- Pope Francis didn’t build those walls.
- Vatican City’s walls enclose 109 acres or 0.170313 square miles — smaller even than some of Trump’s amazing, hugely classy, super-luxury hotels, probably. The United States-Mexico border is 1,933 miles long.
- All buildings have walls, too. Scavino might as well have picked on St. Peter’s. All of that ornate gold gilding is more Trump’s style, anyhow.
- It’s not a good idea to fuck with the Pope.
This has been your Twitter Burn of the Week.