Donald Trump said Thursday Pope Francis is only going to stand on the border with Mexican migrants because he “doesn’t understand the problems our country has.”
Beginning Friday, Francis is scheduled to tour dangerous parts of Mexico and hold a Mass in Ciudad Juarez. “The Mass is being intentionally held right on the border so that it will be visible from both sides,” Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told Reuters.
“I think the pope is a very political person,” Trump said on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.” “I think he doesn’t understand the problems our country has.”
“I don’t think he understands the danger of the open border that we have with Mexico, and I think Mexico got him to do it because Mexico wants to keep the border just the way it is because they’re making a fortune and we’re losing,” he continued. (VIDEO: Trump Threatens Mexico: ‘The Wall Just Got Taller’)