Today, President Donald Trump, leader of the free world, met with Pope Francis, leader of the Catholic state.
By all accounts, it went relatively well. Trump told the pope he would “never forget” the meeting he had.
But Pope Francis perhaps got the last laugh. Or laughs, to be precise.
Not only did the pope give Trump a book on the importance of protecting the environment and climate change, he even supposedly got in a fat joke at Donald’s expense, asking First Lady Melania if she kept him plump by feeding him a treat from Slovenia.
And then there’s the photo op. If you recall, Trump released a ridiculously harsh statement after Pope Francis called his plan for a border wall un-Christian.
Something about the Vatican being blown to bits.
Which is maybe why, in one of the first photos, the pope… wasn’t pleased to be with Trump.
What an unbelievable photo pic.twitter.com/fGIaNZZQvY
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) May 24, 2017
Just about everyone online had a LOL at that. Because, come on, that photo is a LOL.
— bart (@bart_smith) May 24, 2017
This is the future that liberals want. pic.twitter.com/0R98NJsw1I
— Bennie Adam (@Batrouni) May 24, 2017
When even the Pope throws shade pic.twitter.com/AfGQJMSfkP
— Rob needs sci-fi 🚀 (@daltonator) May 24, 2017
— Super Noodle (@Super_Noodle) May 24, 2017
Pope Francis is absolutely not here for this bullshit. pic.twitter.com/m19xyHbzDl
— Victoria Pay the USWNT Oms (@vomsy) 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…
— —–:-(*)-:—– (@JacobMendelsohn) May 24, 2017
— IreneNC (@IreneRTP) May 24, 2017
But, alas, it appears the pope did smile for the cameras.
In some photos the Pope smiled (see prior tweet). In others, he did not, as pool report indicated (Pool Photo/AP) pic.twitter.com/rlT0lP9HUl
— West Wing Reports (edited by Paul Brandus) (@WestWingReport) May 24, 2017