Trump responds in battle with pope during Kiawah campaign stop

Trump responds in battle with pope during Kiawah campaign stop

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and the pope disagree over whether a wall should separate the border between the United States and Mexico.

During a campaign stop on Kiawah Island Thursday, Trump told an audience of about 400 that he learned the pope said he was not a very good Christian.

The pope is not happy with Trump's intent to build that wall if he's elected president.

The candidate fired back during his speech.

"For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful," Trump said. "No leader, especially a religious leader should have the right to question another man's religion or faith."

Trump also talked about some of his biggest concerns, including illegal immigration.

"We're like an open gate, people just walking across, they walk into our country, we don't know where they're coming from," Trump said.

He also promised to build a strong military.

"We're gonna be so strong, nobody's gonna play games with us folks, nobody."

And he said it's time to take care of our veterans.

"Our vets are being decimated, our vets are being treated worse than illegal immigrants in many cases, it's true," Trump said.

Even though he's leading the polls, Trump reminded the audience not to forget about the upcoming primary election.

"Saturday is so important to get out and vote, we're gonna turn it around," Trump said.

Many folks liked what they heard.

"He was right on target, he's credible, he's believable, what else can you say? Kiawah Island resident Phil Bernstein said.

"We're supporters of his because he tells it like it is and I think that's what we need now, Bernstein's wife Chris added.

Trump will return to the Lowcountry Friday night for a rally at the North Charleston Convention Center.

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