President Elect Donald Trump made yet another headline statement on Friday morning when he stated that he would rather seek guidance from religious leaders like Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh instead of Pope Francis.
The statement comes as no surprise to many as Pope Francis made several controversial statements questioning Trumps candidacy and his election win. He once said Trump is not a christian, adding that “”a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,”
The rift between the two was evident from the beginning of the Election campaign and today’s statement by Trump will not be last according to political analysts.
“Dalai Lama is a great human being with a great sense of humor. I know he mocked me lightly once and that was entertaining to me” Said Trump. “He is a great teacher and spending time with him brings joy. Dalai Lama was wise not to get involved in US politics. In contrast to our Pope who was acing as if he was Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager ” Trump added with a satirical look on his face.
“Many American companies including Apple and Microsoft have received amazing spiritual guidance from Zen teachers such as Thich Nhat Hanh and I look forward to talk to these Zen teachers to practice consciousness and mindfulness to better perform as the president to make America truly great again.”