Trump meeting with the Pope earlier this week was like being "sent to the principal's office". The current Pope is famously liberal, believing in uniting science and religion in the pursuit of bettering the world.
The Pope has refrained from criticizing the current United States President, even though Trump and Catholic Church have not always seen eye to eye. During their meeting, no reporters or journalists were allowed inside. No one is sure what the two spoke about for their 30-minute long discussion.
The two did exchange gifts. Trump gave the Pope a frist-edition set of books by the Rev. Martin Luther King. The Pope in return gave trump a medal of an olive tree, which the pontiff said symbolizes peace.
"We can use peace" Trump said.
Pope Francis also gave the President some summer reading: copies of his major writings.
The first is call "The Joy of the Gospel", which exhorts the Catholic Church to wake up from a spiritual slumber, and launches a fierce attack on modern capitalism. It blasts the "idolatry of money" and calls trickle-down economics "crude and naive".
The second is called "Laudato Si, which calls for a revolution to halt climate change. Trump is known to believe climate change is a hoax. Currently, the United States is considering reneging on the Paris Climate Agreement.
Do you think that Pope Francis' gifts will have an impact on Trump's upcoming decisions and term as the United States President? Why or why not?