Fox Business Network host Elizabeth MacDonald took a sharp jab Monday at the spiritual leader of more than 1 billion Catholics, chastising Pope Francis as "weak" on communism, socialism, and border walls.
The diss during "Varney & Co." came a day after the pope told reporters that those who build border walls would "become prisoners of the walls they put up," adding: "This is history," The Hill reported.
"When you see the pope making statements about a border wall, it has to be taken in the context of how the pope approaches all of Central America and South America," MacDonald said.
"It's very weak in his response to communism and socialism in the other parts of the world. And he is weak on the border wall as well."
Fellow Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney interpreted the pope's Sunday admonition as a shot at President Donald Trump, with MacDonald calling it an example of the pope getting "political."
MacDonald later added that her point was the pope is failing to criticize "the governments that cause these migrant outflows."
"Right?" she asked. "That's the issue. He's not doing that. It's after-the-fact refereeing."
A clip of the exchange was posted by The Daily Beast.
During the 2016 presidential election, Pope Francis said it was "not Christian" for a person to think "only about building walls." And Trump responded by calling the remarks "disgraceful."
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