When asked how he would respond to Pope Francis if he made a comment about capitalism promoting greed, Donald Trump gave a confusing answer about the Islamic State.
“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,” Trump told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday when asked how he would respond to the pope.
Cuomo then clarified that Trump would attempt to scare the pope.
“I’m going to have to scare the pope because it’s the only thing,” Trump said in response. “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 its the only thing we have right now and it’s a great thing when it works properly. In our country, Chris, it has not been working properly.”
Trump later added that he doesn’t “think the pope is opposed to capitalism.” He also said that Pope Francis “seems like a pretty good guy” even though he is “becoming very political.”
Watch Trump’s interview with CNN: