Donald Trump and his family made their way to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, who seemed to be in no mood to be schmoozed by America’s top con man. The meeting seemed icy from the start.
From the press pool report of the initial meeting:
“Thank you so much,” President Trump said to Pope Francis when they shook hands.
After shaking hands, the pope and POTUS walked into the pope’s private study, which is just off the room where they shook hands. When pool entered the study, the pope and the president were seated across from each other at the pope’s wooden desk.
POTUS told the pope it’s “a very great honor.”
The pope did not say anything. He did not smile. He looked at [the] pool several times. We were quickly ushered out at 8:33 am.
You can see that moment in the photo below. Pope Francis seems to be asking God what he did to deserve this. We’re all asking ourselves that, Holy Father.
The image of the pope’s face while he is standing with President Trump (below) pretty well tells the story of his experience with President Trump: