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Pope says Trump 'not Christian', Trump responds

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 01:09

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is hitting back after Pope Francis says his views on immigration are ''not Christian''. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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The first Salvo in this battle of the giants, came from Pope Francis aboard his plane en route to Italy from Mexico. He was discussing presidential candidate Donald Trump's controversial position on immigration. BITE "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the gospel." The person in question, appearing at a rally in Kiawah island, was not going to take it lying down. He had a response at hand. BITE Whether the Pope's criticism of Trump resonates with voters, remains to be seen. Most polls have Trump well ahead in South Carolina...although he may now have to work a little harder for the Christian vote.

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Pope says Trump 'not Christian', Trump responds

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 01:09