Donald Trump just got brutally hammered by the Pope for his horrific abuse of power and influence, ensuring that Trump is already going to have a very, very bad day – and it’s not even noon yet!
Earlier today, Pope Francis delivered a blistering message that was a scathing dig at Trump for his nonstop lies, also known as “Fake News.” Trump has used this “Fake News” title to attack the media during his entire failing presidency, yet it’s been proven time and time again that he is the main perpetuator of misinformation and the total absence of facts.
Pope Francis didn’t hesitate to point this out in a statement he delivered during the annual Catholic media conference for World Communications Day 2018. The pontiff made his remarks around the biblical verse “The truth will set you free,” and then went into a brilliant explanation of fake news, which included pointers on how to identify such misleading information. Never one to shy away from pointing out the president’s faults, Pope Francis stated that the fake news that has plagued social media is “a sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred.” In a statement that could have been directed right at Trump, the Pope said:
“When we yield to our own pride and selfishness, we can also distort the way we use our ability to communicate.”
Pope Francis also seemed to be speaking directly to Trump when he framed fake news as “false information based on non-existent or distorted data meant to deceive and manipulate the reader.” Pope Francis also cleverly touched on the tactics of Trump and his team, as they used human emotions such as fear and greed to gain the support of America’s most intolerant, bigoted citizens. Pope Francis said:
“Fake news often goes viral, spreading so fast that it is hard to stop, not because of the sense of sharing that inspires the social media, but because it appeals to the insatiable greed so easily aroused in human beings. The economic and manipulative aims that feed disinformation are rooted in a thirst for power, a desire to possess and enjoy, which ultimately makes us victims of something much more tragic: the deceptive power of evil that moves from one lie to another in order to rob us of our interior freedom.”
Pope Francis is brilliantly pointing out the president’s pathological tendency to tell divisive, harmful lies to further his evil agenda and manipulate fearful, gullible Americans. Once again, the Pope nailed it by attacking Trump’s most prized possession – his Twitter account.