Donald Trump’s first major international trip hasn’t been without its issues, and today’s meeting with Pope Francis was definitely no exception.
Trump and the pope don’t exactly have the friendliest history — when Pope Francis called Trump’s idea for a Mexican border wall un-Christian, Trump’s response was a very vindictive statement about “if and when” ISIL attacks the Vatican.
We all know that Christian ideal to forgive and forget, but we’re going to give the pope a pass for all the shade he threw at Trump during their meeting — the guy fully deserved it for that ISIL statement. First, the pope was subtle, giving Trump a book about protecting the environment in the face of climate change. Then, he went for a more obvious dig, asking the president if Melania Trump keeps him plump by feeding him treats. And finally, there’s this photo:
What an unbelievable photo pic.twitter.com/fGIaNZZQvY
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) May 24, 2017
How is this even real life? Obviously, Twitter brought the jokes about that insane photo, because just look at it.
— Super Noodle (@Super_Noodle) May 24, 2017
"Is this awkward?"
"Is the pope Catholic?"
*Trump whispers to an aide asking if the pope is Catholic* pic.twitter.com/hzbviznjD1
— Jesse Sachs (@JesseSachs) May 24, 2017
So a Jew, a mail order bride, the devil and the Pope enter a bar…
— (((War on Christmas))) (@JacobMendelsohn) May 24, 2017
— amy brown (@arb) May 24, 2017
So, Trump and Pope Francis: not BFFs. Putting them in a room together may result in threats of terrorist violence against the holy city, but also one of the greatest diplomatic photo opportunities of all time. Worth it? We can’t decide.