Bush: Pope's visit to Mexican border helped Trump
July 12, 2016
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said that a visit to the US- Mexico border by Pope Francis helped Donald Trump's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
Speaking on MSNBC television about his own unsuccessful campaign, Bush said: "The Pope intervening in American politics didn't help." The said that the papal visit to the border helped dramatize the issue of immigration, at a time when Trump was promising to build a wall on the border. "Trump, to his credit, was very smart at exploiting these kinds of opportunities," Bush said.
Bush, who is a Catholic, said that the Pope "had every right to preach the Gospel there." However, he continued: "But I don't think he should be intervening. I don't know if he understood that he was intervening in our political affairs."
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Posted by: Caritas -
Jul. 13, 2016 8:27 PM ET USA
Agree, sour grapes!
Posted by: unum -
Jul. 13, 2016 7:26 AM ET USA
Pope Francis is an unfortunate choice of a person to receive the blame for an unfortunate political campaign! The Pope has God on his side. Jeb had only George and his parents!
Posted by: hartwood01 -
Jul. 12, 2016 11:22 PM ET USA
Trump was helped by Republican disunity and Infighting, Sorry,Jeb, you can't blame Pope Francis.
Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Jul. 12, 2016 9:51 PM ET USA