Donald Trump's presidential campaign is basically the ultimate act of trolling.
The human throbbing forehead vein of American politics has clearly set out to see what how much he can get away with without losing the support of his cultishly loyal base, and the answer is: just about everything.
This time, however, Trump may have finally gone too far.
His inexplicable popularity has somehow survived creepily incestuous family photos and boasts that he could murder someone and still land the GOP's nomination, but moments ago, Trump made the baffling decision to attack one of the few humans on the planet who has the near-unanimous support of liberals and conservatives alike.
Yes, Trump went on the offensive against Pope Francis today, and considering how much the Donald has struggled to gain a foothold with the religious right, he may regret taking on the world's most beloved spiritual figure:
"For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful," Trump told a crowd of supporters and reporters at a press conference.
"I am proud to be a Christian and as President I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened, unlike what is happening now, with our current President.
"No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith.
"They are using the Pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so, especially when so many lives are involved and when illegal immigration is so rampant."
Yes, who would've thought that Pope Francis - a child of immigrants and the first Latin American pope - would be opposed to harsh anti-immigration laws in the US?
Clearly, he's being used as a pawn by the anti-Trump Left!
In the clip above, Trump
threatens explains to the Pope that he's the only candidate who will be able to stop ISIS from carrying out an attack on the Vatican.
Aw, crap. He just turned this whole thing into a conversation about ISIS and immigrants.
His poll numbers are about to go up again, aren't they? *looks up requirements for Canadian citizenship*