The art of burning bridges: What I’m reading April 16, 2016

Donald Trump

Jenna Johnson and Ed O’Keefe, “It’s on: Tensions between Trump and the GOP escalate in public fight,” Washington Post, April 15, 2016, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/its-on-tensions-between-trump-and-the-gop-escalate-in-public-fight/2016/04/15/2949b1c6-031b-11e6-9d36-33d198ea26c5_story.html


Bernie Sanders

So, “Pope Francis said his brief encounter Saturday with U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was a sign of good manners, ‘nothing more,’ and hardly evidence of interfering in American politics,” but the encounter was pre-planned, with Sanders and his wife being notified the night before to be ready to meet the pope at 6:00 am, the encounter lasted five minutes, and “the chancellor for the pontifical academy, Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, said he invited Sanders [to a Vatican conference Friday on economic inequality and climate change] because he was the only U.S. presidential candidate who showed deep interest in the teachings of Francis.”[1] Note to Holy Father: Five minutes is a very, very, very excrutiatingly long handshake.

Ken Thomas, “Pope: Sanders encounter sign of good manners, ‘nothing more,'” Minneapolis Star-Tribune, April 16, 2016, http://www.startribune.com/bernie-sanders-says-he-met-with-pope-francis/375934111/


Footnotes

  1. [1]Ken Thomas, “Pope: Sanders encounter sign of good manners, ‘nothing more,'” Minneapolis Star-Tribune, April 16, 2016, http://www.startribune.com/bernie-sanders-says-he-met-with-pope-francis/375934111/

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