May 25, 2017
When Francis Met Donald (or, Habemus problem)
by Peter Clark
Melville House author Pope Francis has been throwing shade at Donald Trump for a while now. You may remember that before the election, Francis said in a speech that “fear—as well as being a good deal for the merchants of arms and death—weakens and destabilizes us, destroys our psychological and spiritual defenses, numbs us to the suffering of others,” which many interpreted a comment on Trump’s campaign rhetoric. And the Pope didn’t stop there, he also met Donald Trump on his own turf: Twitter.
Peter Clark is a former Melville House sales manager.