What do President Trump and Pope Francis really think of each other?

What do President Trump and Pope Francis really think of each other?

What do President Trump and Pope Francis really think of each other?

Pope Francis presents a gift to U.S. President Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife, Melania, during a private audience at the Vatican May 24.

The Pope blessed a rosary for the first lady, traded jokes with the first daughter, Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner, and handed out tokens to the President's delegation.

"It is such an honour..."

Trump said he'll be reading it.

As they shook hands in farewell, Trump told the pontiff, "I won't forget what you said", adding that the pope should call on him for help.

Today (May 24), during the quick Roman stop of his first trip overseas as president, Donald Trump met with Pope Francis.

It is not known if the two world leaders talked about the abortion issue, but both have promoted the value and dignity of unborn babies through their work.

During the cordial discussions, satisfaction was expressed for the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy See and the United States of America, as well as the joint commitment in favour of life, and freedom of worship and conscience.

Francis and Trump are unlikely to criticize each other so bluntly when they meet - at least in public, said Andrea Tornielli, a veteran Vatican watcher with Italy's La Stampa newspaper. "I can promise you that the Pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president".

"It was fantastic guys".

Pope Francis gave Mr Trump a copy of his widely-read essay on the importance of saving the environment, which appeared to be a thinly veiled a rebuke to the President's sceptical stance on climate change.

But while their words were sparse in front of the cameras, the two men sent signals about what they hoped to get out of the meeting - and the images they hoped to broadcast.

The President is expected to attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting and a G7 summit at the conclusion of his meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

According to People, the pope broke the ice with Melania by asking about the president's diet. "What do you give him to eat?!"

Francis gave Donald Trump a large medal by a Roman artist, inscribed with an olive branch, a symbol of peace. "Potica?" Francis asked Melania, in a reference to a calorie-laden cake that comes from her native Slovenia and is pronounced "potteezza".

The president wants to strengthen America's borders by building a wall with Mexico; Francis has made helpless, homeless migrants his priority, and says anyone who erects barriers between people can not be a Christian.

First Lady Melania visited the Vatican-owned Pediatric hospital.

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