CNN’s Chris Cuomo interviewed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump about Pope Francis and capitalism, of which the pontiff is critical. In the hypothetical scenario that the pope would condemn capitalism to Trump, the real estate magnate said he’d respond by scaring the pope with ISIS.
“ISIS wants to get you,” said Trump. “You know that ISIS wants to go in and take over the Vatican – you have heard that. That’s a dream of theirs.”
“I’m going to have to scare the pope,” he added. “The pope, I hope, can only be scared by God, but the truth is — you know, if you look at what’s going on — they better hope that capitalism works, because it’s the only thing we have right now. And it’s a great thing when it works properly.”