Pope Francis Slams President Trump, Calls Him ‘Hitler’

Pope Francis attacks President Trump by calling him 'Hitler'

Pope Francis issued a scathing attack against President Trump over the weekend, referring to the U.S. leader as a modern-day “Hitler”.

In an hour-long interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais, the Pope warned that Trump’s populist plans of building a US-Mexican wall was something Adolf Hitler would also do.

Aljazeera.com reports:

“Of course crises provoke fears and worries,” he said, but added that for him “the example of populism in the European sense of the word is Germany in 1933”.

The pope added: “Germany … was looking for a leader, someone who would give her back her identity and there was a little man named Adolf Hitler who said ‘I can do it’.”

“Hitler did not steal power,” the pope said. “He was elected by his people and then he destroyed his people.”

The Germans at that time also wanted to protect themselves with “walls and barbed wire so that others cannot take away their identity”, he said.

“The case of Germany is classic,” he said, adding that Hitler gave them a “deformed identity and we know what it produced.”

Pope Francis however underscored that it was too early to pass judgement on Trump.

“Let’s see. Let’s see what he does and then we will evaluate,” he said.

In February, the pontiff in another apparent warning to Trump, said: “A person who thinks only about building walls – wherever they may be – and not building bridges, is not Christian … I’d just say that this man is not Christian if he said it this way.”

Populist surge

Populist parties are on the rise across Europe.

Unemployment and austerity, the arrival of record numbers of refugees and migrants in France, Belgium and Germany have left voters disillusioned with conventional parties and led to a rise of Islamophobic sentiment and anti-refugee views.

In Germany, far-right leaders met at a conference amid protests a day earlier.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen told several hundred supporters in the German city of Koblenz that Britain’s vote last year to leave the European Union would set in train a “domino effect”.

A day after Trump took office in the US, Le Pen said his inauguration speech included “accents in common” with the message of reclaiming national sovereignty by the far-right leaders.

“2016 was the year the Anglo-Saxon world woke up. I am sure 2017 will be the year the people of continental Europe wake up,” she said to loud applause.

Le Pen – head of the anti-European Union, anti-immigrant National Front (FN) and seen by pollsters as highly likely to make a two-person runoff vote for the French presidency in May – has marked out Europe as a major plank in her programme.

More than 3,000 demonstrators gathered to protest the Koblenz conference, while some staged a sit-in outside the hall.

Also in attendance was Dutch hardliner Geert Wilders, who used the platform to repeat Islamophobic rhetoric, the central theme of policies that have pushed his Party for Freedom to the front in the polls in the run-up to elections in March.

The leaders of Europe’s established parties were “promoting our Islamisation”, Wilders said in a speech.

European women were now “frightened of showing their blonde hair”, the Dutch politician said, addressing the enthusiastic audience in German.

  • Black Swan

    ” I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will-and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, Religion is a substitute for a mal-functioning brain. We must question the story logic of having an all knowing and powerful God, who creates faulty humans, and then blames them for His own mistakes.” Gene Rodenberry

  • thepopeisadope

    The pope is satan’s representative here on earth… I was raised catholic and it took me a long time to see through the cult of the catholic church…… when I look back at the evil I witnessed and experienced as a child growing up in the catholic “system”.. I am shocked still.. the pope is evil.. pope john paul actually worked for I;G Farben before he entered the seminary.. he sold the Nazis the gas that was used to kill the Khazarians (not real jews. not actually from the twelve tribes) in the death camps… I shit in the popes mouth.. evil evil evil…

    • JOSÉ TRINIDAD LOPEZ AGUIRRE

      If you were Catholic, did you ever heard what the Masons in the U. S. did to the Catholics in México? The U. S. Masonic government aided its puppet, Plutarco Elías Calles, in the killing of tens of thousands of Catholics in México.

      The U. S. even kidnapped Mexican bishops that fled to the U. S. during the war (Cristero War). All of the rest of the Catholics in the world know that the U. S. is on satans side, they even are implanting the beast’s mark.

      If Trump would have existed in the times of Jesus, he would have built a wall to prevent him and the resto of the Holy Family from entering Egypt.

  • TxPatriot53

    This man is destroying the Catholic Church, I hope to go back when he is gone.

  • mike

    And the pope is a Pedophile

  • JohnO

    If you read the Pope’s comments filtered through an Islamic website like Al Jazerah you will get fake news. I read the whole of the the original comment from the Pope about Trump and he was not comparing him to Hitler rather commenting on the dangers of popularism in general. His attitude was “lets see how well Trump does…maybe he will be as good as Reagan who was a great president”.

  • rcwarbirdbuilder

    The Pope has no room to talk, his Roman Catholic Church has been filled with pedophiles and recent whispers of child trafficking.
    He also pushes to much for global currency and one government.

  • hiphop

    There is a separation between Church and State and this False Pope needs to respect that. This Pope is not a legitimate Pope but a plant from the One World Order to take away the freedoms of the free world and turn it into a Muslim shit hole. PURE EVIL!!!!!

  • Noah Rosenblum

    It’s time to replace this so called Pope, he hit his head which caused him to be delusional…