It was an historic day as His Holiness met His Bigliness at the Vatican today, and Jimmy Kimmel breaks it all down. As Jimmy observed, Pope Francis doesn’t have a good poker face. In photos of previous meetings with President Obama and Angela Merkel, His Holiness is very evidently enjoying himself. Seeing the Pope’s downcast face in the line-up with the Trump clan, it’s evident that we aren’t alone in missing Barack Obama.
Jimmy is not exaggerating when he says that the live FOX coverage was a slobber-fest. I happened in, as an admiring female anchor speculated whether Trump would pull the Pope in to give him one of his – cutest ever, trademark greetings – “a handshake and what I like to call a reach-around!” The adorable greeting didn’t occur, so Fox news deftly shifted to hug-watch, so as not to miss the moment when the two ‘affectionate’ men would hug. No hug sunshine, and it’s odd, this Pope is always terrific with children.
Pope Francis must have known that the priceless writings he gifted to Trump would go to shimmy a wobbly TV tray, but the medal will surely be seen in all of Trump’s selfies for a week or two.
Jimmy covers the entire meeting, the pomp, the ceremony, and the hopelessness of asking Donald Trump to aid the poor and protect the environment…Sometimes it’s not even great to be the Pope.