Pope actually smiled during Trump visit

Pope actually smiled during Trump visit

In the video coverage of Trump’s visit with the Pope, the Pope rarely smiled and did not look engaged. Same goes for many of the photos published, like the one below. One blogger titled these portraits, Pope meets the Addams Family. Hilarious, but  I wondered if this was a fair representation of the event.

Ivanka Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and President Donald Trump stand with Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican on May 24, 2017. Evan Vucci—AP
Ivanka Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and President Donald Trump stand with Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican on May 24, 2017. Evan Vucci—AP

According to a Time article by Andrew Katz, the mood was mixed, laughter and smiles one minute, more serious tones the next. Nothing unusual when two heads of state meet. The Pope was not glum during the whole visit as some media are presenting. The image below is just one example showing the Pope smiling at Trump.

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Vatican on May 24, 2017. Alessandra Tarantino—Pool/AP
Pope Francis exchanges gifts with President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Vatican on May 24, 2017. Alessandra Tarantino—Pool/AP

Disappointing to know that some in the media presented a biased, untruthful view. Fake news persists. For some reason it’s reassuring to know that during Trump’s visit, the Pope smiled.

Pope Francis, Donald Trump: Viral Photo From Vatican Meeting | Time.com

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