Here’s something worth noting, according to Philip Rucker, White House bureau chief at the Washington Post. Did anyone else happen to catch how President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis just a day after he released his proposed budget, which “guts programs for the poor”?
Worth noting the the day before meeting Pope Francis, Trump unveiled a budget that guts programs for the poor https://t.co/hlxVMahFrZ
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) May 24, 2017
@PhilipRucker Ah the good old WaPo non sequitur.
— CORDENTHUSIAST (@cordenthusiast) May 24, 2017
— Dean (@WHEREDIDDEANGO) May 24, 2017
We’ve seen a lot of fuss on social media about first lady Melania Trump wearing a veil to meet the pope after leaving her head uncovered in Saudi Arabia, despite the fact that she observed official protocol in both situations. But we’re not familiar with the president being in any way obligated to present a budget that American journalists believe would pass muster with the pope.
— May Thewords (@MayThewords) May 24, 2017
— Steve Forni (@SForni413) May 24, 2017
@PhilipRucker Get serious. It's called management of programs, not gutting it. Be a responsible commentator.
— Deb Ramey (@ramey_deb) May 24, 2017
@PhilipRucker We should just keep spiraling down into deeper debt. Any cut in government spending "guts programs for poor". That's why no one can cut them
— Braxton Rowe (@RoweBraxton) May 24, 2017
— Art Moves (@Artmoves1) May 24, 2017
When American journalists aren’t confusing Sikhs for Muslims, their attempts to touch upon Christianity come across as equally awkward. Here’s Exhibit A from ABC News’ chief political analyst:
As a Christian and human being i believe we should have budgets that spend more money to help the poor & less money on military and wealthy
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) May 22, 2017
That First Amendment firewall between church and state must be respected, but it’s OK to slip in a “What would Jesus do?” when the government is tackling policies regarding refugees, social programs for the poor, abortion … OK, not abortion.
— The Right Wing M (@TheRightWingM) May 24, 2017
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet.
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Democrats suddenly find Jesus over Meals on Wheels, SHOCKED to learn he wasn’t a Socialist https://t.co/XRqOG2zmF8
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 17, 2017