On Wednesday, when Donald Trump announced that America would not only recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but that he would move the U.S. embassy to the city, the entire world—except Israel—condemned the move as an unnecessary provocation in a region that struggles to find peace.
And that everyone includes Pope Francis.
“I cannot hide my deep concern for the situation that has been created in the last few days, and at the same time, I offer a heartfelt appeal for the commitment of all to respect the status quo of the city in conformity with the pertinent UN resolutions,” the pope said. “Jerusalem is a unique city, which is sacred for Jews, Christians and Muslims, who venerate the holy sites of their respective religions, and has a special vocation for peace.”
Or, according to Fox, the Pope was being mean to Trump.
“By the way, the pope doesn’t seem to like America very much,” Brian Kilmeade announced. “Certainly doesn’t seem to like President Trump very much.”
Neither do 64% of Americans, so the Pope is in some good company.
It’s also not the first time Pope Francis criticized Trump, or that Fox News host shot back in profoundly stupid ways. In 2016, they attempted to start a smear campaign on the pope, calling him a socialist (which Jesus was), and went as far as saying that the Pope should ask for Donald Trump’s forgiveness.” Sean Hannity even declared that the Catholic Church are not “in a position to lecture anybody on what it means to be good Christians.”
Just a reminder—the RNC is backing an alleged pedophile running for Senate in Alabama.
And if Fox News wants to attack the pope, they’ll need to attack the entire world too. “Israel regards Jerusalem as its undivided capital and claims sovereignty over the whole city,” the Financial Times explains. “But the international community views East Jerusalem as occupied land and the Palestinians consider it their future capital. No nation has an embassy in Jerusalem. The international community’s position has long been that Jerusalem’s status should be determined by peace talks.
Fox could have chosen literally any other foreign state to call a bully, and they thought, for some reason, that the Pope was their best option.
Oh, and once again, the current President bragged about sexually harassing women. Like a good Christian.