Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh suggested Thursday that even self-described Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) might be “too far to the right” for Pope Francis.
Limbaugh’s comments came in reaction to the pontiff’s assertion that Donald Trump’s desire to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico was “not Christian.”
“The Pope says that Donald Trump is not a Christian, because Christians do not build walls, they build bridges. Never mind that the Vatican is surrounded by a wall and we won’t even talk about who built that wall, but that’s what the pope said,” Limbaugh told his audience on Thursday. “And given the pope’s political leanings I’m surprised he isn’t on the campaign trail for Bernie Sanders. But maybe Bernie Sanders is too far to the right for the pope.”
Trump’s social media director had also pointed out the walls around Vatican City earlier Thursday on Twitter.
h/t Media Matters