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These 11 Tweets Perfectly Sum Up What Happened When The Pope Met Trump

On Wednesday, President Trump and co. met up with Pope Francis in an early morning affair at the Vatican. Speculation leading up to the event was rampant: Would the Pope be nice to Trump? Would the president get into another awkward encounter? In the past, President Trump has not shied away from taking Twitter shots at the Pope. The Pope, on the other hand, has said he would reserve judgment on Trump until actually meeting him. While the meeting between the two was largely uneventful, a single photo appeared online and immediately became the meme of the day. Let’s take a closer look.

Here’s the photo of Pope Francis and President Trump that has everyone talking.


Notice anything about the Pope’s face?

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Pope Francis has seen some heavy stuff in his day — famine, war, natural disasters, etc — but this is the face he made when meeting President Trump. Pope Francis looked like I look when I have to sit through Sunday mass.

When the photo was posted online, Pope Francis’ less-than-enthused face went viral.

Everyone was trying to figure out what was going on in Pope Francis’ head when the photo was taken.


Full Frontal tweeted: “Can you please not post this on any social media? I don’t want my boss seeing.” Pope Francis

Some brought up the warm reception Pope Francis has given to previous world leaders.

Four pics are worth a billion words. #pope #trump #trumppope #vatican #barackobama

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Pope Francis was able to smile with Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and even Mexico’s President, Enrique Peña Nieto.

Pope Francis is known for his warm, affable smile.


Usually.

VICE marveled at how sad “the happiest Pope” had become in Trump’s presence.


It’s as if the Pope didn’t hear the word, “cheese.”

The Pope’s reaction reminded people of Michelle Obama at Trump’s inauguration.

#trumppope #Trumpvatican #trumpmemes

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The Pope and Michelle should hang out.

A few cracked jokes about Pope Francis performing an exorcism on President Trump.


In a reference to The Exorcist, @Crutnacker tweeted:

Why do you keep saying “the power of Christ compels you” and hitting me with water?

Pope: Testing a theory.

@BarryMalone76 joked about converting to Catholicism.


Some Catholics thoroughly loved Pope Francis’ reaction.


@ritabites tweeted:

the pope looking so pissed to be next to trump is making being catholic almost worth it.

There was speculation on possible conversations in the room.


@RedTRaccoon tweeted:

Pope Francis, “Who died?”

Ivanka, “Freedom, peace, and hope.”

The awkward encounter was the perfect “Curb Your Enthusiasm” moment.


Of course, one person was super excited about the meeting.


@realDonaldTrump tweeted:

Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I leave the Vatican more determined to pursue PEACE in our world.

READ: President Trump Is Touring Around The World And Social Media Is Eating It All Up

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7 Undocumented Workers Were Fired From A Virginia Trump Winery After The Harvest Was Over

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7 Undocumented Workers Were Fired From A Virginia Trump Winery After The Harvest Was Over

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In 2018, vineyards in Virginia had an unfortunate season. The area experienced too much rain. Local winemakers called it the “toughest” season in the past two decades and that the harsh weather made it, so they produced less wine because so many grapes were lost. This season, however — because climate change has brought forth such unpredictable weather forecasts —  Virginia vineyards had a very successful season. With such a positive harvest, one would assume that vineyard workers would get some kind of bonus. Instead, they got fired.

Seven undocumented employees that worked at a Trump Virginia winery were fired before the end of the year because they were not U.S. citizens. 

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The Washington Post reports that the firing came at the end of December, before the start of 2020, which is odd timing considering other undocumented employees at other Trump properties almost a year ago. 

Back at the start of 2019, undocumented employees that worked at a Trump golf course in New Jersey were fired for lack of documentation to work in the U.S. So far, most of the workers that were fired back then said that the higher-ups, including President Donald Trump and his children who own the properties, were aware that they had undocumented workers on their payroll. Even then, the firings were odd, considering the president has been on an anti-immigrant, anti-Latino, and anti-undocumented agenda since before his election. Yet all of the firings, even the most recent ones, seem to come when it’s most convenient for the company. 

The undocumented workers were fired at the end of the harvest season when they had completed their work on the vineyard. 

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Workers told the Washington Post that while they had anxiety about losing their jobs all year, especially after other undocumented employees at other properties were fired. But work went on as usual at the vineyard. The workers also report that earlier in December, Eric Trump, who is listed as the president of some of the Trump properties, visited the vineyard and was very gracious to his employees. The Post was in touch with several of the undocumented employees for months prior to their firing. 

“He gave me his hand,” Omar Miranda, one of the employees that was fired, recalled to the Post about Eric’s visit. Miranda had won a raffle, and Eric shook his hand and added, “Eric is like a co-worker.” Then, a couple of weeks later, he was fired. 

The workers said that Trump, his family, and management knew exactly what they were doing when they waited to fire them after the grape season had ended. 

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“They didn’t make this decision in the summer because they needed us a lot then,” Miranda told the Post. Another employee said, “I think they wanted to get their product out well, the grapes, to make sure that was taken care of, and once things were slow, they could fire us all.”

The publication asked the Trump organization about why they waited so long to fire these undocumented employees, and their statement was the same as it was last year when they fired employees at the golf course: “Consistent with our efforts, we will immediately terminate any individual who has provided fake identification in order to unlawfully gain employment.” 

People on social media expressed their anger over the timing of this firing as well as Trump’s treatment of their undocumented workers. 

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Chef José Andrés tweeted, “Mr. ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ why instead of firing them 3 years into your presidency, you pass immigration reform, giving #DREAMers and undocumented the place in the USA they deserve?”

“Not only are trump companies still employing undocumented immigrants, they hold off firing them in order take advantage of their labor as long as possible,” another tweeted. “He has no shame.”

As we noted earlier, this season Virginia experienced one of the best grape seasons in years. So it makes sense management didn’t want to fire employees until after the harvest to take advantage of the booming business. 

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“You have the perfect alignment of rainfall, sun, wind, weather, to where the quality of your grapes are the highest you’ve seen in a really long time,” Winemaker Emily Pelton told WHSV3 News.

Perhaps if the season had been a washout as it was in 2018, the undocumented employees would have been fired earlier in the year. We guess there’s always a silver lining. 

READ: With Reports Of Trump Employing Undocumented Workers, CBP Was Asked Why Trump’s Properties Have Not Been Raided

Twitter And The Internet React With These Hilarious Memes To Pope Francis’ Viral Moment Slapping Away A Woman’s Hand

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Twitter And The Internet React With These Hilarious Memes To Pope Francis’ Viral Moment Slapping Away A Woman’s Hand

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It happened on New Year’s Eve as the pope was greeting a crowd of people in Vatican City. One rather eager woman grabbed his hand, yanked him toward herself, and clutched onto him. The pope responded by swatting at her –and some Twitter users say, calling her ‘Bruja’— before she let go.

Pope Francis has apologized after slapping the hand of a woman who wouldn’t let go of him, and the memes are already rolling in.

The video immediately spread all over the world, with people eager to weigh in on whether the pope was right to respond as he did or if he had overreacted. Or if this means we should all feel free to slap people.

Pope Francis apologized for the now-viral moment on Wednesday before celebrating Mass.

The incident occurred as Pope Francis made his way to the Nativity scene in Vatican City. On Wednesday, the Pontiff apologized for losing patience with the worshiper before using his New Year’s Day address to denounce violence against women.”Love makes us patient.” “We lose patience many times,” he said, according to CBS. “It happens to me too. I apologize for the bad example given yesterday.”

The Pontiff continued in his address: “Women are sources of life. Yet they are continually insulted, beaten, raped, forced to prostitute themselves and to suppress the life they bear in the womb. “Every form of violence inflicted upon a woman is a blasphemy against God, who was born of a woman.”

While the Vatican probably now considers the matter laid to rest, the internet is not done making memes and jokes about the slap-happy pope.

Since becoming pontiff in 2013, Francis has preached openness – a reform-minded agenda that has irritated a small but vocal group of ultra-conservatives in the church. During the New Year’s Eve Vespers service in St. Peter’s Basilica, Francis urged people to practice more solidarity.

The memes keep rolling in, days after the incident —and we’re not getting tired of them just yet.

I think all of us have experienced this literally in our lives. At least anyone who has a cat, has been around a cat, knows someone who has a cat or has scrolled Facebook videos for more than 60 seconds. Am I right?

How about this one? 

Then there’s this slice of heaven that pretty much sums up what happened…

May your 2020 be blessed with bountiful memes, and may it slap harder than 2019.

During his address on Wednesday, the Pontiff also spoke about gender equality, telling the congregation that women “should be fully included in decision-making processes.” “Every step forward for women, is a step forward for humanity as a whole.”