Pope Francis has long-been someone that Donald Trump will not retaliate against, no matter what. Francis has spoken out numerous times during Trump’s campaign, and after election day. He has been the one to speak up in defense of whomever Donald’s policies are targeting, whether it be the poor, the elderly, LGBT members, or immigrants, Francis is the first to address the world in a reminder that it doesn’t and shouldn’t have to be this way.
Donald Trump is neck-deep in boiling water right about now due to his new policy of ripping immigrant children from the arms of their parents, for no reason other than to pull on liberals’ heartstrings to get them to vote with Republicans on immigration.
There’s one problem. What he is doing by separating families is the definition of torture according to Amnesty International Director Erica Guevara-Rosas, who said Trump’s policy would:
“Leave an indelible stain on the reputation of the US. This is a spectacularly cruel policy, where frightened children are being ripped from their parent’s arms and taken to overflowing detention centres, which are effectively cages. This is nothing short of torture.”
“The severe mental suffering that officials have intentionally inflicted on these families for coercive purposes means that these acts meet the definitions of torture under both US and international law.”
Pope Francis is fed up as well. He released the following remarks about The Donald’s inhumane practices on American soil:
“It’s not easy, but populism is not the solution. I am on the side of the bishops’ conference,” the pope said, referring to two statements from U.S. bishops this month. “Let it be clear that in these things, I respect (the position of) the bishops conference.”
According to Reuters:
“Francis’ comments add to the pressure on Trump over immigration policy. The pope heads a church which has 1.3 billion members worldwide and is the largest Christian denomination in the United States. The president has strongly defended his administration’s actions and cast blame for the family separations on Democrats.”
The publication continues:
“The U.S. crackdown chimes with a new political mood sweeping western Europe over the large numbers of migrants and asylum-seekers, most of them escaping conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa. The pope said populists were “creating psychosis” on the issue of immigration, even as aging societies like Europe faced “a great demographic winter” and needed more immigrants.”