Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump spoke to CNN’s Chris Cuomo about the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, telling Cuomo that he will have no choice but to “scare the Pope.”
Cuomo asked Trump how he would respond to the claim by Pope Francis that capitalism can be “toxic,” and Trump replied that he would scare him:
I’d say, ‘ISIS wants to get you.’ You know that ISIS wants to go in and take over the Vatican? You have heard that. You know, that’s a dream of theirs, to go into Italy.
Cuomo wanted to clarify Trump’s comment, asking: “He talks to you about capitalism and you scare the pope?”
I’m gonna have to scare the Pope because it’s the only thing. 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.
You can watch Trump speaking about frightening the Pope in the clip, below: